of us have had a dollar bill rip or become destroyed through
no fault of our own. Maybe the dog got it. Maybe it was loaded
into the wash. What should you do when dollar currency gets
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
redeems partially destroyed or badly damaged currency as a free
soiled, dirty, defaced, disintegrated, limp, torn, worn, out
currency note that is More than one-half of the original note,
and does not require special examination to determine its value
should be exchanged through your local bank and processed by
the Federal Reserve Bank.
is considered mutilated when the Currency notes are: NOT CLEARLY
more than one-half of the original note and/or, - in such condition
that the value is questionable and special examination is required
to determine its value.
can become mutilated in any number of ways. The most common
causes are: fire, water, chemicals, explosives; animal, insect
or rodent damage; and petrification or deterioration by burying.
currency may be mailed or personally delivered to the Bureau
of Engraving and Printing. When mutilated currency is submitted,
a letter should be included stating the estimated value of the
currency and an explanation of how the currency became mutilated.
Each case is carefully examined by an experienced mutilated
currency examiner. For more information visit the website of
of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing or write
of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Office of Currency Standards
P. O. Box 37048
Washington, D. C. 20013
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