I'm RICH!!! Did ya hear me?? I'M RICH!!!

Yep, these are real and I can use them to buy stuff.
@rebelann (42764)
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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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
That was a nice find. I think I only ever saw an American $2 bill once!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
I can't recall how many I have seen but I do recall how excited I'd be when I'd find a $2 bill in my birthday card.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
@rebelann Yes that would be exciting! :)
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• United States
11 Oct 16
$2.10 cents richer! The bank still gives out $2 on request :) my mom gets them during Chinese New Year to hand out to the kids
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
That is so cool. Well, it's good to know they still have value .... so now what should I buy hemmmm.
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• United States
11 Oct 16
@rebelann I save mines!
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@bbai16kg still useable
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@vandana7 (67531)
• India
11 Oct 16
Hey...old notes...how old are they precious...they fetch higher value..don't be in a rush to hand them over...you never know you might just get even richer..lol
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
You're correct, I could use a little extra cash for pet expenses.
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@Asylum (48224)
• 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.
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@rebelann (42764)
• 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.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 16
@rebelann patently the $2 note is a very long standing denomination, so it would really depend on the age of your particular issue.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
I have yet to figure out where to look to determine age @Asylum
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@Daljinder (22174)
• India
11 Oct 16
Cooooool So now I can trick you and you can treat me.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
Oh now there you go, you know I would never treat you as a stranger
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@Daljinder (22174)
• India
12 Oct 16
@rebelann *rubbing hands together* You just opened a pandora's box for me muwahahaha
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
Really @Daljinder ?
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@Morleyhunt (20704)
• Canada
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.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
Awesome that really is a nice find ..... Funny but I rarely shop sears.
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@Morleyhunt (20704)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
@rebelann me either....but once a month my father likes to go to the mall to visit with a group of friends....there is a big Sears store at that mall. Now I can spend a few dollars without it impacting my budget.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
I'll bet you'll spend that money on what you need rather than on something fun @Morleyhunt am I right?
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I think I would prefer to find an old silver dollar but yes they are still in use and worth $2.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
I was just lookin up some info on them, turns out the 1953 series is only worth about 2.50 but the ones printed more recently could be worth up to $75.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
12 Oct 16
@rebelann Yes there are some rare ones but I believe they must be uncirculated to have real value.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
I think you're right @BelleStarr I'm not going to worry about it, I'm not a collector nor would I know how to go about selling those kinds of items.
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@MarymargII (10557)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Oct 16
Well now you can celebrate and spend you $2 on a special coffee! ha!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct 16
I could at that but I think I'll just save them until I have a lot of them so I can buy some groceries and use them to pay for them.
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@MarymargII (10557)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Oct 16
@rebelann Much more practical, for sure--ha! I would use one for that as a treat though!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct 16
Well, I don't have that many of them right now so I'm in no hurry to spend them @MarymargII
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
We used to have $2 bills in Canada. Then we switched to a $2 coin
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct 16
Oh wow, that is really interesting I'll have to look it up to see what it looks like.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
14 Oct 16
@rebelann. Here is a toonie
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct 16
A toonie @paigea ? I like that, neat looking coin. Thanks for the photo
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• United States
11 Oct 16
I would trade them in for actual dollar bills just case lo?
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
I'm keeping them, I figure mom hid them away so I was just lucky enough to find them.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Oct 16
@rebelann A friend has some in a frame. This might be fun to do. Right now I have some as book marks.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
I've never used money as a bookmark @PatZAnthony
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@divalounger (2250)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I have several 2$ bills tucked away--they are odd aren't they!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
Very odd, I've never seen anyone spend any of them.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@rebelann I think they are such an oddity that they will be collectible some day
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct 16
I think they always have been @divalounger retailers never order them to put in their cashiers boxes.
@responsiveme (16816)
• India
18 Oct 16
A hidden treasure.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Oct 16
Exactly. She never used to keep money in any of the purses when she'd put them away so I was surprised to find any.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 16
Well lucky old you! Coincidentally I saw a programme the other day where someone was trying to sell a $2 bill, but he was told it was only worth it's face value.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Oct 16
I sure am They aren't worth much if they're old, but I did read that some of the newer ones might be worth as much as $75 ..... I have the old ones though, of course
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@shivamani10 (11189)
• Hyderabad, India
12 Oct 16
This is her memory. It is costlier than any other thing in the world. better it is kept with you as a sweet memory of your mother.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
Yes, it is a memory I'll cherish because it was how she kept those things she thought we would like when she would finally give them to us. I'm rich indeed.
@zebra2222 (5170)
• United States
12 Oct 16
I've had a $2 bill before. You don't see them around very often. In fact, it's pretty rare to see at all.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
Your right, none of the stores I've been to have ever had them in their registers.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• 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.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
I just read that the ones that're the most valuable are the newer ones if they are uncirculated. Makes me wonder if the uncirculated coins would be worth much.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Yep those $2 bills and silver dollars and fifty cent pieces are all collected here. Well the silver dollars are common now but the older ones are nice to have!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
The ones made today are not worth much but if you get one that is made of real silver like they were in the 40s then you can sell it for a good price.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I have lots of $2 bills in our safe. I have no idea how much they are worth. Congratulations on your find!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
I did read something about newer uncirculated bills being worth somewhere around $75
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@Corbin5 (115635)
• United States
11 Oct 16
We have two of those $2 bills here, and hopefully they are worth $2. Yes, you are rich today in a little bit of cash and memories.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
As kids we'd always beg mom to go to the bank and get us silver dollars .... they still had those in the early 1960s .... and $2 bills. I wish I hadn't spent my silver dollars.
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@Jackalyn (6837)
• Oxford, England
11 Oct 16
Well I don't live in the USA, but I think I would have been surprised to get this denomination.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct 16
A lot of people don't even know they exist.
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