At my request Jon Radel forwarded these images of a novelty note he showed me this week. Below is the text of its lot description (eBay lot 160572181256). Has anyone seen or heard of notes like these before?
THEY ARE A COPY OF A U.S. $50 BILL.FEATURING GRANT
ON THE OBVERSE. THE CAPITAL ON THE REVERSE.
THEY ARE USED TO TEACH BANK TELLERS IN CHINA.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE U.S. CURRENCY. THEY
ARE CALLED PRACTICE MONEY. THEIR SIZE IS SIMILAR
TO THE REAL THING. JUST THE PRINT QUALITY IS NOT
OF THE REAL NOTES. I BELIEVE THEY PRINTED ON A
PHOTO OFFSET PRESS. THE DO NOT APPEAR TO BE
This is what the printer of this money says are its usage.
Her exact quote " Hello dear friends: Quality of the item is very good,
my husband is
the senior management of the Bank of China to provide Canada, France,
Japan, Hong Kong,
Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, the United States, the euro and
other countries of the
different denominations and various banks in China."
IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT. I DO NOT KNOW. WHAT I DO
KNOW IS THAT THEY MAKE AN INTERESTING NOVELTY
"COLLECTING RARE COINS FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT"
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