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Bank Customer Walks In With a Highly Unusual Bill

But tellers at Pinnacle Bank in Lincoln, Nebraska, weren't fooled
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2019 4:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – At least he tried? A guy walked into a Nebraska bank Monday and tried opening a checking account with a fake $1 million bill, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. He swore it was real, but tellers at Pinnacle Bank in Lincoln disagreed and he walked out. Now police are trying to identify him with surveillance video and learn whether he might have been swindled by someone else. For the record, Investopedia says the highest-denomination US bill ever made was $100,000 and featured Woodrow Wilson, but it's out of print and was just for bank transactions. A rare $10,000 bill featuring Salmon P. Chase can still be found. Both were first printed during the Great Depression in 1934. (In a related story, a woman walked into a car dealership with $16,000 in homemade bills.)

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