# Man Jailed for Trying to Pass $1 Million Bill 1. Oct 9, 2007 ### robphy http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h89ZSpKEHtmpT-3qK-Lvb15YRBGAD8S5MSKO0 http://www.abc2news.com/news/local/...=d51a542c-5ca2-439d-b0a7-a8a4df223ae5&rss=702 Apparently, this isn't the first time someone tried to use a$1M bill:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4489683/

(But that's small change:

9. Oct 9, 2007

### rewebster

that 'thing' in the middle was his 'free' electric tower in Wycliff(?)--I haven't read any Tesla stuff in about twenty years--the one in the back on the left was that 'superimposed' photo of him under that big coil in Colorado (I think)

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I don't know if its true, but I read that getting the $2 bills into circulation were an 'earmark' for the racetracks way back when 11. Oct 9, 2007 ### Astronuc ### Staff: Mentor I once had a$2 bill with red ink (where silver certificates would have blue for serial numbers and some of the printing). It was a gift from my grandfather.

My parents made me deposit it in the bank. Today it would be a collectors item.

I do have a modern $2 bill, which I got at a store last week. Commercial people still don't like them. I saw a large denomination ($100 K?) bill one time at some show. It was in a large glass block, fastened in a heavy frame, and was guarded.

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### mgb_phys

The $2 bills weren't printed for many years then re-launched for the 1976 centenary ($2=200cents) because most people kept them as collectors instead of using them you don't seen many.

13. Oct 9, 2007

### turbo

When I was a kid, I used to do handy-work for an older guy, and one time he paid me with a \$10 gold certificate that was oversized compared to the standard currency. I put that in my father's strongbox, and it was broken into and the bill was stolen along with a couple of Marshmallow Fluff jars full of silver coins culled from my paper route. We know who did the break-in, but had no proof. I'm sure my bill and coins were spent for cigarettes and beer at face-value.

14. Oct 9, 2007

### Math Jeans

There is actually a set of 100 REAL 10 thousand dollar bills at a museum. I think that the 10k is the biggest bill available to the population.