This wasn’t the first time I’d received a stamped message on currency. During a summer trip to San Diego back in 2002, I received the dollar bill shown below as change after buying a snack at Balboa Park.
In case you can’t make it out, the stamp is a dialogue balloon that says “I Grew Hemp”. Now, I’m not a history expert so I have no idea if George Washington grew hemp, but if he did I’m sure the hemp was used as a textile.
History aside, I thought it was hilarious. I kept the bill until I bought a scanner in 2006 and was able to scan the image.
If only I had remembered about Where’s George at that time. Wouldn’t it have been something to track this bill?
Besides currency tracking messages for sites like wheresgeorge.com, have you ever received a message on a piece of money?