Here's an amusing item from London's Daily Mail.
Contrary to what many people might believe, bank notes with Elvis Presley on them are not legal tender.
So when one ended up in the banking system in Germany the German Central Bank was not best pleased.
This is the £20 Elvis banknote which a counter clerk in a German bank failed to spot when a customer paid money into their account with a pile of multi-denominational notes.
The illegal tender was one of a number of personalised Elvis novelty notes that are for sale as souvenirs on the Internet to fans of The King.
The German Central Bank displayed it and several others in Frankfurt this week as specimens of the 60,000 fakes which managed to get into the country's monetary system last year.
'Obviously it is a fraud but it entered the banking system so someone got some real money for it,' said a bank spokesman, who was clearly all shook up.
Elvis banknotes can be found for sale on Ebay for £1.49
The reporter went overboard with the Elvis jokes, but ya gotta love that headline: "Return to spender!"
To read the complete article, see:
Return to spender: The £20 Elvis novelty banknote that fooled the German bank clerk without a suspicious mind
Wayne Homren, Editor
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