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DawnStorm
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Where's George? Simply enter a bill's serial number and see if it's been submitted.
Canadians can track their currency by clicking on the Where's Willy? link on the homepage.

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PrincessLeia
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I found out about this site in the summer when I got some American money for a trip to Oregon. Most of the bills were too new (the serial numbers were in order) for them to have appeared on the site yet. I haven't tried it for Canadian money yet.

What I found interesting on the site was that you can't get the official stamps anymore. You have to make your own stamps to mark the bills.

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violetbon
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I've been a Georger for a couple of years, and it's pretty cool. If you really explore the site, they have a lot of interesting trivia about U.S. Currency. You can also build your own profile page with maps of where your bills have been spotted.
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violetbon
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quote:
Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
I found out about this site in the summer when I got some American money for a trip to Oregon. Most of the bills were too new (the serial numbers were in order) for them to have appeared on the site yet. I haven't tried it for Canadian money yet.

What I found interesting on the site was that you can't get the official stamps anymore. You have to make your own stamps to mark the bills.

The age of the bills has nothing to do with whether they are already listed on the site. They only appear if a Georger has entered them. (A Georger is someone who is registered at the site and marks and enters his/her bills.)
The reason that you can't get the stamps at the site is because the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury "asked" the owner of the site to stop selling them as they deemed him to be making a profit off of the bill markings. Bill markings are not illegal, profiting from bill markings is.

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Tootsie Plunkette
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However, you can get "Where's George" stamps elsewhere.

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by PrincessLeia:

What I found interesting on the site was that you can't get the official stamps anymore. You have to make your own stamps to mark the bills.

I've gotten two bills; someone had simply written the website in the margin with a pen.

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Arriah
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That's what I did when I marked them. Unfortunately I don't carry cash anymore so I don't get to play [Frown]

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Cool. I signed up for this site a few years ago and had pretty much forgotten about it. I just logged in for the first time in a few years. I'd only put in two $1 bills, but it looks like one of them made its way from Southern CA to Alabama. Interesting.
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kingfan1978
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How disappointing...I entered 8 bills & none of them had been entered before.

Oh well...hopefully they'll travel far & wide [Wink]

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