I'm RICH!!! Did ya hear me?? I'M RICH!!!
El Paso, Texas
October 11, 2016 12:11pm CST
Oh alright, I'll admit it, I'm just a wee bit richer. Since mom's passing I have gone through some of her things at her house and brought home a lot of her clothes and other stuff like purses etc. Well, the clothes I donated to the battered women and childrens shelter and as for her purses, well, those I wanted to keep for now. She had a lot of purses, wallets and shoes. So far I have put a really old leather wallet or clutch purse, I'm not sure which it is, to use as a place to keep my cell phone and drivers license and just now I was cleaning one of her nicer purses to use and viola, I done went and found $$MONEY$$ As kids we always begged mom to get us those $2 bills, why I'll never know because you so seldom see them in a cash register and yes, these really are US currency So, for today, I feel rich But I wonder, should I go to the bank and ask if they are still worth $2? Have you ever seen one of these? Odd denomination. Oh, there was also a dime in this purse. I think it's a keeper.
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• Manchester, England
11 Oct 16
I am not familiar with the laws governing US currency. Here in England any Bank of England note is still valid and can be paid into the bank. Of course most people would not do that because many older banknotes are wanted by collectors.
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
Yeah, there probably are collectors out there but they tend to be really picky about what kind of old notes they'd actually want to buy .... maybe I should check just in case tho. With the price of kitty litter I really could use a few extra bucks.
11 Oct 16
When I went through my moms purse I found a gift card from Sears with about $20. Left on it....next time I'm at Sears.... My dad came out with some old travellers cheques....like 20 years old.....really quite old, almost $1000. Now I wouldn't mind finding that....we turned them I. At the bank....American Express will be in for a surprise....now they have to cough up this money.
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Oct 16
We routinely ask for $40 in 2 dollar bills at our bank. It is fun to use for tips and great to start conversations at the farmer's market here. Even if these are silver certificates, they are not worth a great deal, unless there is something else rare about the bill.