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Topic: Why is a little star in front of the serial #??  (Read 1499 times)
venga50
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« on: July 17, 2005, 04:01:27 am »

A bank teller's explanation of asterisk notes to a child:

I remember when I was 8 or 9 years old and asking a family friend - who was a bank teller in her mid-20's - why there was a little star in front of the serial number on a 1973 $1 bill I got.  She told me this was because the Queen's bra strap was missing in her picture (:P??: it didn't occur to me at the time to ask her why the Queen looked exactly the same on my asterisk note as she did on a regular note ::)).

I shudder to think what her explanation would have been if I had instead asked her about a 1972 $5 asterisk note - what particular article of Wilfred Laurier's clothing would she have said was missing? [could have given a whole new meaning to the "Where's Willy" money tracking site :-X].  


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BWJM
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 04:39:01 am »

That's just WRONG, man! Oh, gawd!!! :-X :-[
venga50
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 04:46:04 am »

Bravo, BWJM; that's exactly what I thought several years later:

Imagine...a grown woman talking about things like bra straps to a little boy!  :-[

 

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