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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 31, July 30 , 2000, Article 4

OH, YOU MEANT REAL DOLLARS 

   NBS Board member Larry Mitchell sends this interesting 
   note:  "In 1999, James Weber of Calgary, Alberta, paid his 
   tax bill (equivalent to about $75,000 U.S.) dollar-for-dollar 
   with Colombian pesos (worth about $50 U.S.), arguing that 
   the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency failed to print its 
   dollar signs with two bars through the "S." 

   A dollar sign with only one bar through the S, he said, is used 
   only by several South American currencies, and thus he is now 
   paid in full. (In March 2000, an appeals court ruled against him, 
   despite his having produced several favorable historical banking 
   documents from as far back as 1910.)" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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