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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 39, September 24, 2006, Article 15

TV PROGRAM ON MUTILATED CURRENCY RESTORATION

Regarding the restoration of mutilated currency, a subscriber
writes: "Michele Orzano wrote a story about it in the March 25,
1996 issue of Coin World.  A companion story listed some tips to
deal with mutilated currency, noting that if the paper was in a
roll when damaged, it should not be unrolled and "flattened."

Neil Shafer writes: "Just a short comment on redemption of
mutilated currency.  Recently I saw a program on TV about this
exact thing.  There is a room at the BEP where highly skilled
workers take such a brick of currency and with special tools
pry the notes apart, or piece them together very painstakingly.

Of course the only thing to do is send the notes to the BEP (they
usually request that such packages be registered) and let them do
the work.  I would not try any "home remedies" as one is more
likely to damage them still further, if that is possible."

[If anyone has seen this show, or can give us any more information,
let us know.  What network was this on - was it a PBS documentary,
something for The Discovery Channel?  What was the name of the
segment?  Perhaps it is available online or as a DVD.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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