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USD notes with stamps on it

Postby Alexx » 18-Aug-09 6:55

I am preparing for trip to India, and I just bought some USD banknotes with several (rubber) stamps on it from both sides.

I only used USD once so far, which was brand new, so I would like to ask if it is normal to have stamps on banknotes in the US. While in the UK, it was pretty common to have some numbers or signatures on pound bills, but never stamps.

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Postby Irena M » 18-Aug-09 8:16

I don't think I've ever seen a US dollar bil with any stamps on it.
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Postby Petronela » 18-Aug-09 12:25

I remember seeing it on-and-off while we were stationed in Italy. I never had problems using them anywhere, but yeah it was kind of odd.
Same as Irena, I don’t remember seeing it in the U.S.
Could it possibly be a habit of one of the European countries to stamp bills as they count/move/inventory them?
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Postby Alexx » 18-Aug-09 20:50

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Postby Irena M » 19-Aug-09 0:24

Strange; I've never seen that before.
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Postby Sigma » 19-Aug-09 21:53

I have read that some large companies put stamps on bills to let the lower level employees know that the bills are authentic. I am not sure if this is the case, but it could be one possible explanation.

Is the picture you posted one of your bills? I think I see a stamp which reads STB, which could very well be this US government organization - Surface Transportation Board.

http://www.stb.dot.gov/

PSH could be...

http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/pp&o/ps/psh/pshHome.asp

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Postby Alexx » 20-Aug-09 6:19

Yes, those are mine.
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Postby Sigma » 22-Aug-09 9:53

I have also heard that some bigger companies stamp the bills so their lower level employees know that they are not fake.
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Postby rsalc1 » 24-Aug-09 15:14

Alexx,

I have seen, on rare occasions, $50 and $20 notes with similar rubber stamps.
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