Cool Stuff: Defaced Presidents


TITLE 18, PART I, CHAPTER 17, § 333 of the United States Code reads:

“Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

Six months? That’s a little harsh. But people have been defacing U.S. currency for fun since it’s invention. A new Flickr photo pool collects scans of found defaced presidents. Here are some of the cooler movie/geek related bills:







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