Monday, June 22, 2009

The U.S. of A shreds 7,000 tons of used currency each year.

Shredded Money
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is selling a 5 pound bag containing approximately $10,000 worth of shredded US currency notes for $45 each.


Mike said...

I worked on a drilling rig and once, after we lost circulation (of the drilling mud) we received a load of "Money Seal"- which was ground up money - to mix up in the mud.

It was ground up very well and looked to have been bleached, but now 'n then we could make out a denomination, mostly ones and fives.

All sorts of material is used in this way: cedar fiber, cottonseed hulls, etc. but this was the first and only time I'd ever seen money used.

Anon Y. Mous said...

Ya, something like that could have a 1,000 uses. Labor intensive puzzles come to mind.