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My Lucky Dollar (Photo)

Here is my Lucky dollar. I don’t know why I call it lucky, I don’t feel like I am any more or less lucky than before I found it…but either way, I make it a point to never spend it. I got it as change during a purchase at a bodega, one day. It had been a rough day so I wasn’t in a good mood, but when I looked at the dollar, I just had to laugh. And I still do kinda, usually in my head, but sometimes out loud. I just thought it was cool how the universe tosses these little things at you. It was like (insert name of your favorite higher power here) winking.

I think the person who did this was a genius in their own right.

By the way, did you know that writing on a dollar is a crime? So is possessing one, so for legal purposes…this dollar is not in my possession anymore.

Hmmm. Okay.

Well yeah, it’s against the law or whatever. There are so many rebels without a cause in this criminal link I accidentally walked into that I would hope that they wouldn’t bother to do a take-down on me, lol. Ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law does not excuse), so take a look. I’m not lying.

United States currency and coinage are governed by federal law through the U.S. Treasury Department. Generally, it is illegal to fraudulently deface, mutilate, impair, diminish, falsify, scales or lightens any coins minted or “coined” in the United States or any foreign coins which are by law made current or are in use or circulation as money within the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 331)

It is also a crime to fraudulently possess, pass, publish, sell or attempt to possess, pass, publish, sell or bring into the U.S. any such coin with knowledge that the coin has been altered, mutilated, defaced, etc. (18 U.S.C. 331)



February 2010


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