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Cash by the Pound

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I can remember visiting the B.E.P. in Washington D.C. when I was a teen.  My Father was a true patriot and this was one of many family vacations that had us blazing from state to state.  Destinations included Civil War Battlefields, National Parks, and of course our Nations Capital.  I remember the tour vividly and also remember being able to buy a bag of shredded cash at the gift shop.  Well things might be very different these days, but you can still get your shredded cash. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers 5lb bags of Shredded U.S. Currency. This bag contains approximately $10,000 worth of Shredded U.S. currency notes.  Judging from the photo below, it looks like the gift shops at the various Federal Reserve Banks are in on it as well.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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