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Seems $110 Billion worth of banknotes have a printing error that means they will probably have to be shredded at a cost of $120 Million to the taxpayer.

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Dalton-based Crane & Co. says its not responsible for a printing gaffe that has affected $1.1 billion worth of new hundred-dollar bills and could cost taxpayers up to $120 million.

Crane manufactures the paper to the governments specs, but I dont know if its a problem with the paper, said Peter Hopkins, a spokesman for Crane & Co., which has produced the paper for dollar bills since 1879. I havent seen any finger-pointing yet.

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Wtf?? How could this happen?
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post #2 of 9
It made the news here a day or two ago. I've heard (and had) printing problems, but usually you catch it before it gets out of hand.

Folded sheets?

For something as important and expensive (!!!) as money, one would expect a little more double-checking.

 

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post #3 of 9
If you watch those "how it's made" type of shows you get the impression they have their finger on every part of the printing. I guess not.\
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Someone fell asleep at the Treasury Printing Press.....what happened to spot inspections of the print run?

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Originally Posted by FineTunes View Post

Someone fell asleep at the Treasury Printing Press.....what happened to spot inspections of the print run?

That costs more, so they skipped it to cut a few bucks likely... See how much it saved us!
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Since the dollar bill is not a true representation of the value, it is nothing more than wasted paper. More virtual numbers in losses...
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Since the dollar bill is not a true representation of the value, it is nothing more than wasted paper. More virtual numbers in losses...

The dollar's value is determined every instant on the free market.
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Since the dollar bill is not a true representation of the value, it is nothing more than wasted paper. More virtual numbers in losses...

There is a cost to run the presses, cost to buy the paper which is higher than normal paper most likely due to its specific nature, cost for the ink, cost for all aspects of the process. And now costs for the shredding and likely a reprint. Not virtual costs, real costs. \
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There is a cost to run the presses, cost to buy the paper which is higher than normal paper most likely due to its specific nature, cost for the ink, cost for all aspects of the process. And now costs for the shredding and likely a reprint. Not virtual costs, real costs. \

Printing cost were about $120M.
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