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    Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 11:40pm
I can't find the video, but here is a picture of this monstrosity that the New England Mint is harping in their ads that run almost nonstop on G4, TruTV and other channels:


Yes, it is a $2 bill ruined with gaudy and tacky gold embellishments and pictures of random  US landmarks.  What in the hell?  I love how they act like it is such a blessed thing in the ad (they say things like "The beautiful canyon is fixated behind Thomas Jefferson's STRIKING portrait!" Disapprove)  You can purchase your own $2 set, complete with an even nastier-looking display folder, for only $10.  Oh, and don't expect the back of the bill to have any designs--they show it in the ad, and it has nothing at all on it except for a regular $2 bill design.

Isn't the defacing of US currency illegal?  Why would anybody allow currency (especially rarer ones like the $2 bill) be ruined like this?  Crap, at this rate, I could just print a color picture over a $1 bill I found in my wallet and say it is a special limited-edition Mount Rushmore $1 bill, except I'd be arrested for defacing currency. Angry



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Originally posted by dp7 dp7 wrote:

I can't find the video, but here is a picture of this monstrosity that the New England Mint is harping in their ads that run almost nonstop on G4, TruTV and other channels:


Yes, it is a $2 bill ruined with gaudy and tacky gold embellishments and pictures of random  US landmarks.  What in the hell?  I love how they act like it is such a blessed thing in the ad (they say things like "The beautiful canyon is fixated behind Thomas Jefferson's STRIKING portrait!" Disapprove)  You can purchase your own $2 set, complete with an even nastier-looking display folder, for only $10.  Oh, and don't expect the back of the bill to have any designs--they show it in the ad, and it has nothing at all on it except for a regular $2 bill design.

Isn't the defacing of US currency illegal?  Why would anybody allow currency (especially rarer ones like the $2 bill) be ruined like this?  Crap, at this rate, I could just print a color picture over a $1 bill I found in my wallet and say it is a special limited-edition Mount Rushmore $1 bill, except I'd be arrested for defacing currency. Angry





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I'd be quite happy to sell some of my $2 bills for $10. I'll even throw in a deed for forty feet of the San Diego Coronado bay bridge, no extra charge. Evil%20Smile Or ten feet of the Brooklyn Bridge, whichever you prefer. 
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Is it this gem? 
 
 
The damn music gets on my nerves!  Couldn't they use the entire song instead of looping the same freaking verse over and over?  Not to mention it seems like SUCH a rip-off!  I like the bill-holder more than the actual bill  Disapprove
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Originally posted by ProudHeart86 ProudHeart86 wrote:

Is it this gem? 
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The damn music gets on my nerves!  Couldn't they use the entire song instead of looping the same freaking verse over and over?  Not to mention it seems like SUCH a rip-off!  I like the bill-holder more than the actual bill  Disapprove


Yep, that is it!  I love how one of the 2 serial numbers has this modern website design-looking box around it as if it is a pop-up ad from 1997, while the rest of the note has another graphic style.  Why not just remove the box so more of the background picture could be seen?  Watch the bill itself be printed on copy machine paper. LOL
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How do they get away with stating that 2 $2.00 bills in a cheap vinyl case is a $60 value?
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Dont Let me get started on the USS Coin Ad....(Imitates Announcer) This coin Shows the Twin Towers while the USS Whatever is sailing by 
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Originally posted by Williams Williams wrote:

Dont Let me get started on the USS Coin Ad....(Imitates Announcer) This coin Shows the Twin Towers while the USS Whatever is sailing by 


Yeah that's the one with USS New York which was partially made with steel from the World Trade Center.

I'm such a nerd.

Anyway WHY THE f**k DID THEY BOTHER TO MAKE A TWO DOLLAR BILL??!!!

There's no such thing as a 2 dollar bill, IT DOESN'T EXIST!!!! That should immediately perk up any suspicion of how authentic this POS is. 
Never mind they do exist.

I bet you can't even use this dollar bill to buy anything. Now the design, HORRENDOUS. What did they have an infant take over the printing process of this bill? That's what it looks like to me. WHAT A MESS!!!!!
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WinkIf'n we got 1/2 way smart, we'd create something like Canadian currency and not have to pay $10 for a screwed-up $2 bill.
Guess I remember when it was illegal to deface currency...so, start by making it interesting...
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:


There's no such thing as a 2 dollar bill, IT DOESN'T EXIST!!!! That should immediately perk up any suspicion of how authentic this POS is.

 
You've never seen a two-dollar bill??  Of course they exist...and they're legal tender!
 
 
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Yeah, 2 dollar bills actually do exist...
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Now, $3 bills might be a tad queer.
 
 
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They started making $2 bills, AFAIK, in the mid 1800s, when one dollar was actually worth something, so two dollar bills made sense.

Last year, I had a clerk at a store give me several $2 bills with my change, and apologized for doing so. I said it was not a problem! She told me that several customers thought they were Monopoly Money and complained. Seems an earlier customer had come in with a wad of $2 bills to pay for what they bought, and the store was trying to get rid of them quick to avoid the hassle of counting and depositing them that night.

I've read that clerks sometimes mistake them for $5 bills when business is brisk, because they are so rare in circulation.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Now, $3 bills might be a tad queer.
 
 


I've got a $3 bill here somewhere. It's got Slick Willie Clinton's $hit eating grin on it. If I can find it, I'll scan and post it. It used to have a place of honor in my small collection of odd international currency, on the same plastic sheet as my collection of Iraqi Dinars with Sodamned Hussein on them, pre-shock & awe.

Do a Google images search for "three dollar bill clinton", and you will see a load of great ones. SmileCoolEvil%20Smile


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...my collection of Iraqi Dinars with Sodamned Hussein on them, pre-shock & awe.

 
I'd love to have that Saddam money.
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Ad Endless Nauseum Ad Endless Nauseum wrote:

Last year, I had a clerk at a store give me several $2 bills with my change, and apologized for doing so. I said it was not a problem! She told me that several customers thought they were Monopoly Money and complained. Seems an earlier customer had come in with a wad of $2 bills to pay for what they bought, and the store was trying to get rid of them quick to avoid the hassle of counting and depositing them that night.
 
I read that Steve Wozniak has $2 bill notepads made up.  He tears them off when needed.
 
Some customer at a Best Buy was hauled into the police station after he tried paying a bill with $2 bills.
 
 
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I've read that clerks sometimes mistake them for $5 bills when business is brisk, because they are so rare in circulation.
 
I hate $50 bills for that reason.  A few times, I pulled out a fifty thinking it was a twenty.  And once, neither the cashier nor I noticed it.  He went to put it into the twenty slot, and then said "Oh, that was a fifty."  I looked in my wallet and said "Hey, you're right."
 
 
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Isn't "privately minted" the same as printing it it in your living room? I like how the case is sold seperately too
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I was going to say, $2 bills are very much real.  My dad has a few that he uses as bookmarks.  I don't think I've ever actually seen one in circulation, though.

And yeah, this ad is god awful.  Most of the commemorative currencies are actually pretty cool, but this one is just reeks of a hack with photoshop and too much time on his hands.

That said, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those twin tower coins.  Those were puuurdy.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I read that Steve Wozniak has $2 bill notepads made up.  He tears them off when needed.
 
Some customer at a Best Buy was hauled into the police station after he tried paying a bill with $2 bills.
 
 

I would f**kin OWN that Best Buy after that, and fire the assclown manager who doesn't know that $2 bills are legal currency.
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