Somebody somewhere, I forget who, tipped me off to this. He suggested that I look at the fiat bills I had in my wallet and see if any were more recent than 2009. That was a few weeks ago. I had something like a hundred bucks in 8 or 10 different bills in my wallet at the time. I checked. Hmm. None of them were more recent than "2009 series". Some 2008's. Some 2005's etc.
But, no big deal. I mean, sometimes you flip a coin and get 5 tails in a row. So what? but I kept looking at the money in my wallet at the end of the day. It's been about 3 weeks now and probably more than a hundred 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's and 100's and I've looked at every bill I've gotten and I haven't received a single one dated more recently than 2009. It's past the point of coincidence.
So, I ask anyone reading this. Please look at the actual fiat bills in your pocket or wallet. Are any dated more recently than 2009 series?
There have been numerous posts how many 2006 hundred dollar bills have been showing up brand new over the last few months. I know every time I have received them from my bank if they are not 2006 there have been some 2008 and 2004. I just looked at a fist full of 20's I just got out of the bank machine, all 2008.
Most probably some of that HSBC laundered drug money showing up. Just kidding, ( not really).
25-$20 bills, all 2004, 2006, and 2009.
I looked at mine, about 35 bills, and none of them were newer than 2009.
I read an article last year that said TPTB had stopped printing currency. It looks like they must have stopped in 2009!
A friend tells me that this isn't a big deal. Because, he says, the way they date bills is, effectively, by treasury secretary. So, my friend says, because we've had the same treasury secretary, Turbo Tax Toupee'd Timmy Geithner, since 2009, all the bills have had said "2009 series" including bills printed and put into circulation in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Sorry about the false alarm guys.
Still doesn't explain why my bank is turning out brand new fresh $100 bills from 2006. Where have these bills been? Why have they never been in circulation? My tin foil hatted head is sticking with laundered money.
Over 450 physical clown dollars in my safe. Not one was newer than 2009.
While the crisp 2006 100-dollar bills do seem odd (either counterfeit or laundered), I don't think there is too much to this story of no new bills of any denomination.
Almost everyone uses plastic nowadays instead of cash. I guess the Treasury caught on to this trend and stopped adding physical bills into circulation. The only strange part about it is that there seems to have been no mention of this in the media.
2009-12 (2 are new)
And they all cost the same amount to print, $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100........and match the same colors of denominations of Monopoly money.....
1-$1 is a 2003 with John W Snow
1-$20 is a 2004 with John W Snow
I read an article that said the CIA gave the Shaw of Iran the plates for $100 bills around 1980 to fund his operations in Iran, and these are now in the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I also read that the CIA stole another set of $100 bill plates and they are in the CIA headquarters in Langley, VA to fund their operations. These new $100 bills probably come from one of those two sources.
I heard DayStar is a CIA disinfo plant specifically assigned to TFMR full-time.
And that's about what "I heards" are worth. C'mon guys, I'm not being mean but ya'll are so off the beaten track in this thread. Those "series" years (not the year they're printed!) mean next to nothing. It's not like coins that get a new mint year every single year. I was a currency collector for years and this is just the way it is. No big deal. Wikipedia would have cleared all this up for the thread originator in about 30 seconds of reading. Give it a run next time before writing that next post and gettin' folks all riled up. Please :)
These are being sold on eBay through a source in Beijing with connections to the Chinese central bank. I picked up a complete set several weeks ago. $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 with 100 of each denomination. Except for the Chinese characters and hash mark imprint they look, feel and smell just like the real thing. Also the watermark images are missing and each denomination has only one serial number used for every note. However it really makes me wonder how simple it might be for the Chinese to overwhelm the Secret Service with a couple of alterations to these if they had a mind to. Here's an example of an auction for the $5. Copies of euros and other nation's currencies are also offered.
Thank you for that Ron Moore. Disturbing for sure.
Thank god it's not Norfeds. /sarcasm