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Man tries to pay for Walmart purchase with fake $1 million bill

submitted on December 31, 2011 by HouTex in "Member's Lounge"

Eeek Hard to imagine that the 53-year-old North Carolina man really believed it was a legitimate $1 million bill, but that's what he told the cashier. Store personnel called police. A $1 million bill was never made, and all bills from $500 to $10,000 were discontinued in 1969.

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The comments at are informative and pretty funny.

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    Posted by lootango on January 1, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    That's actually pretty funny... I wonder how he expected them to make change???
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    Posted by YanBz on January 2, 2012
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    Wikipedia collects these stories, some are pretty funny. Here is my favorite:

    In March 2006, agents from ICE and the Secret Service seized 250 notes, each bearing a denomination of $1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars) from a West Hollywood apartment. The suspect had previously been arrested on federal charges for attempting to smuggle more than $37,000 in currency into the U.S. following a trip to Korea in 2002

    Fake denomination bills:

    Real (discontinued) large denomination bills:
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    Posted by YanBz on January 2, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Largest US bill ever issued was $100,000 denomination. They were issued in 1934 and were only used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.

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