My Dandelion Dollar

Someone sent this dollar bill to my attention at Make magazine. The front of the bill had a URL for a video. I'm giving it to my daughter to pin on her cork board. Thanks to whoever sent it!

Dandelion Dollars promotes the spiritual practice of sending off dandelion seeds of LOVE, JOY, and HOPE into the world using the paper currency system to deliver them to all humanity. All you need is a dollar, a pen, a minute, and a message!

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  1. Sadly,

    United States Code
    § 333. Mutilation of national bank obligations

    Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or
    unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill,
    draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking
    association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System,
    with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence
    of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

  2. Eh, I think in this instance, they really DO have more important things to deal with than marking up a buck.
    Besides, kinda hard to prove who did it..

  3. And yet, no one seems to care about this, which has been around for quite a few years now:

    Your "concern" is noted but, seriously, no one gives a shit about this law.

  4. This again? Well, let's view this as a teaching moment. I draw your eye to this:

    "Unfit to be reissued" means that it wouldn't be accepted as "money" by someone. And "with intent" means you seriously have to want to make it unfit to be accepted as "money". Scribbling on a bill, putting stickers on it, as long as it's recognizable as a bill and has its serial numbers intact, it's fine, and the Money Police aren't going to spring out from behind the register at McDonald's if you spend it.

  5. I tore a Do Not Remove Under Penalty Of Law tag off a pillow once in Reno, just to watch it die.

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