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1934 $20 Bill Could Be Worth Much More

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A manager at a North Dakota UPS store thought she had a counterfeit when a customer presented an odd looking $20 bill. The crisp, new looking bill was printed in 1934. The customer was unsure where she got it. A little detective work indicated similar bills fetch up to $134 on eBay. The UPS manager bought the bill for her father who collects coins.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

A manager at a North Dakota UPS store thought she had a counterfeit when a customer presented an odd looking $20 bill. But the crisp, new looking bill was printed in 1934. The customer was unsure where she got it. A little detective work says similar bills fetch up to $134 on eBay. The UPS manager bought the bill for her father. He collects coins.

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