the Money Marks are Back Again

It’s been a while. I’m still collecting these and people are still sending them to me.

If you don’t know what I am talking about – the consensus is that they are called Chop Marks. Some people believe that they are put there by money exchangers once they have identified the money as being genuine so that they don’t have to check it again.

Some people believe that the marks are put their by drug dealers marking their money. Some people believe this is the “marked money” referred to in movies when bad guys are holding up banks and they say “no marked bills”. Some people have some wild ideas – some people have some mild ideas. Some people believe they are done in conjunction with the Where’s George stuff.

There is no clear consensus and I still haven’t heard from anyone who is actually doing the marking.

Most of these have been sent to me and I apologize, but I am so far behind that I can’t go back and give everyone credit. If one of these is yours – please email me and let me know. Special thanks to Chelsea Linder who sent a BUNCH of these in December and prompted me to finally get around to posting again.

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This one I know what it is. Businesses will band up denominations of money for deposit. When they do that they will use paper bands similar to what the banks use – then stamp them with their deposit info. When the stamper gets sloppy the stamp for the deposit will miss the paper band and you will get left with pieces of the edges like this (the rest of the stamp missing where the band was).

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If you haven’t had your fill of these – you can check out previous posts on them here:

Hopefully I can go back to updating this as I find more (and find more that have been sent to me and I haven’t posted yet).

If you want to send them to me – you can email directly to but please do not send a photo of the entire bill. When I try to open those in photoshop it crashes and opens a browser window which lectures me on counterfeiting. I would prefer not to do that TOO many times.

(note to self. back to 101618 for checking photos)

New bills found May 2019:

SDN 3 on $100 billblue dolphin stamp on 100SC stamp on 50 dollar billMC and circle stamp on $20red round SDM stamp on $20

New Bills found June 2019:

211 stamp in circle on 100 billmaras stamp on 100 billblue OR stamp on hundred dollar bill

Some that I found in July 2019:

127 stamp on $50 billDFB stamp on $100 billjmy stamp on $100 bill

A few that Mike found and sent to me:

bluestampredstampspartan helmet stamp on $100 bill

This last one is driving me nuts because I am 100% sure I have seen this Pocho stamp before but apparently I never posted it. Now I am trying to figure out what I could have done with the photo of the one that I had. Was it the same bill? Different bill with the same mark? These things create so many more questions than they answer.

pocho stamp on $100 bill, SM heart of hundred

August 2019

$CP on $20 billEQAC stamp on $50C.C. stamp on moneyCE on 20 dollar billRm or Rk stamped on bill

This one had a total of 4 stamps on the same bill. The cat and dog on the back and the R beaker and circle on the front.

Beaker with R and circle stamp on $100DogCatcat and dog stamp on $100

Emailed to me:

CND monogram stamp on $20CND monogram circle mark on 20 bill

These were emailled to me a while ago and I just realized that they were missing from the post that I did when I got the rest of them (the person sent me a whole bunch and these didn’t make the upload).

stamp 12 bag 13OV2 stamp on $100pc star stamp and MM1 stamp

September 2019

This very curious one was e-mailed to me. It doesn’t even look like a stamp. Looks like it was printed onto the bill somehow. I’ve never seen one like this.


I’ve gotten behind again but here is an update from November 2019 with some photos that were in my iPad.

The round logo on the corner of this looks very much like the CND round logo that is posted above from a few months ago.

ASc stamp on $20

stamped $100 bill yam universal 4 stamp on billIMG_4564SquidGodstampCircles

December 2019. I may need to stop blogging these as Photoshop is getting really ugly about opening the photos of money. Putting my fingers in the photos & zooming isn’t helping consistently anymore. I may need to figure out some other way of cropping and resizing the photos.

Anyhow, here are a couple more.

LG stamp - G.A.O. stamp on $20key stamp on $100 - CRA on $100 bill



~ by justteejay on April 30, 2019.

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