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$100 Dollar Bill with Chopmarks (the little stamps of colored ink on back) **Show me yours**

I got one that had more than I remember seeing. I am a coin person and don't do paper much other than watching my bills for stars, special numbers etc. I know this is damage to the bill that adds no value and is not an error. Was wondering if there is a small collector base for ones with the most chopmarks. The $100's seem to get the most but they can be found on 50's , 20's , 10's & 5's. I thought it might be fun to see who has the most chopmarks on one bill. Looks like I have 14 on this one.
Anyone willing to show me yours? You don't need the most to post a photo. :)

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mbwizkid Wow! that one is cool, I have never seen one on a bill that old. Thanks for sharing :)

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yowza - where has that bill been. I associate those with Chinese merchants in he US, but some of yours look Arabic. I would suspect that the bill may have spent time overseas, but then again overseas they like clean bills.

    If I ever catch a merchant chop marking bills I will ask him to do a one or two dollar bill for me so I can keep it. I can't start a collection of chopped 20s and 100s. ;)

  • Steve27Steve27 Posts: 13,256 ✭✭✭

    Here's my chopmarked $100:


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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Apparently they are collectible :smile:
    Thanks for the thread @ifthevamzarockin

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steve27 Nice! I like the red chop on the red seal note. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We alright with Chinese notes?


  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChopmarkedTrades "We alright with Chinese notes?"

    Yes, and thanks for sharing! :)

    It is kinda cheating, how do we know what ones are printed and what ones are stamped? :D

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got kind of a lower serial number star with 3 chops.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got a $20 with 5 chops.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You don't realize how many $100 bills have chopmarks on them until you have to have say $20K in them without marks, damage etc. I can tell you that in E. Europe any marks like those on a bill render it suspect right away. Even older small head bills were rejected - I bought them at a discount when I was there, say $45 for a $50 because I couldn't do anything with it there, had to wait until I came back to the USA.

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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One big arsed chopmark on a bill.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba
    That is a beautiful note! Thanks for sharing :)

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ifthevamzarockin said:
    Got a $20 with 5 chops.

    Hey! Those are in Spanish. I think you need another name for them.

    Maybe El Chopos?

    :D

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven't seen very many chop marks for a while, maybe Covid has had something to do with it.
    I got a rare one today, unfortunately rare doesn't make it worth a bunch of money.
    The $100 & $50 are common to find stamped, the $20, $10 & $5 are very hard to find, I have never seen a $1.
    I believe it is a genuine chop mark and not some other type of stamp.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now you see it...

    Now you don’t...

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mbwizkid Super cool matching number set! :)

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s the same note. The top one has the Chopmark and the lower one doesn’t.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mbwizkid How did you get a before & after? There has to a cool story here. ;)

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bought the note while it had the chopmark. I sent the note to a paper conservator and asked for the chopmark to be removed. Looking back and given the choice, I would have left it as is.

  • cashhoundcashhound Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    I'm not sure these are even considered chop marks?

  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,364 ✭✭✭✭

    Where dd the term "Chop" come from?

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s a term borrowed from the coin side, originating with Trade Dollars.

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