Mutilated Money? This Place Will Give You a Fresh Stack


(curious music) – If you have money that’s
been damaged in a fire, in a flood, that’s been
eaten by insects or animals, we’ll evaluate and
determine how much is there and reimburse you for it. (curious music) My name is Eric Walsh,
I’m the assistant manager at the Mutilated Currency Division. Every year, the Mutilated
Currency Division receives about 23,000 cases,
people will send money that’s been somehow damaged, and we reimburse, annually,
about 40 million dollars. It’s a free service
the government provides that we pay dollar in dollar out. We require 51 percent of the
note present to pay on it and that just protects us from paying twice on the same note. Once we determine the amount, we will send a treasury
check for what we discover. We’re pretty low-tech here, so the tools of the trade are
scissors, knives, scalpels, glue and tape, and maybe
a pair of tweezers. The most challenging cases
are usually cases that the money has gotten wet and
sat for long periods of times, and it’ll actually petrify
and be solid as a brick. A lot of it is “the dog ate my money.” We get hundreds of those cases a year. A lot of people will hide their money in the
oven and forget about it, or they’ll get it wet and
put it in the microwave and that will ignite the currency. Our most infamous case
took place in the ’80s, and what happened was a farmer
lost his wallet in a field and discovered that his cow had eaten it, and we always encourage the submitter to send in the package as it is; and the farmer sent in the cow’s stomach, which we were able to
retrieve the wallet from and reimburse the farmer his currency. Our office consists of
just under 20 people, and we have 12 people that examine and process the submissions, and they do roughly between 1,000 and 2,000 claims each year. We do get an increased amount of cases after a natural disaster. Over the past year between the hurricanes and wildfires out in California, we’ve reimbursed over two million dollars. We’re called upon when a lot
of people hit their low point, so any relief that you
could provide someone after they lost all their money in a flood or after their house burned
down is very rewarding. Hopefully we’re a service that
you will never need to use, but in case something does
happen, we’re here for you. (electronic chime)

100 thoughts on “Mutilated Money? This Place Will Give You a Fresh Stack

  1. Anyone can make fake money then burn it a little and get paid out for that… this isnโ€™t a service in uk

  2. I have literally Register-mailed $70k in mutilated bills to the treasury in three separate boxes (25k max insurance is why). This money was so filthy. I was so happy to get that money out of the vault. We had so much because no one ever did it ever since the credit union was created.

  3. ๐Ÿ„ : โ€œI ate your wallet.โ€

    ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ : โ€œYou will die for that!โ€

  4. 0:20 the "mewley" currency division. It's pronounced mew-ti-lay-ted

  5. Hmmmmm Not a single white face to be seen working that job ..all the employees doing the actual dirty work were African American !!!!! what does that say ?……………………..

  6. They make it sound so simple and easy. But I can guarantee you that you gotta go through hell and hot water just to get it back. They gonna be all up in your business like "how did you acquire this money" "what you do for living?" "let me see your bank statements" etc

  7. My son just came in the house and asked if he could tape his $20 bill back together then this comes up in my recommendation ๐Ÿ˜’

  8. Come to Australia where we are smart and laminate our money ๐Ÿ™‚ put it through the wash? Oh smells nice thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thanks for this! My Dad had some waterlogged money and we submitted to the US Treasury a year ago. Last week we got a check for $25,000. ๐Ÿ˜

  10. The joke is on you. Money is a fiction that is not backed by gold or silver. It's a fiat debt instrument and is a tool for enslavement. Saving wrecked money is a waste of time and energy. Just like de facto incorporated bankrupt non sovereign governments and all false religions the entire monetary system is a fraud.

  11. United states wants to make stories to print more dollar to be saved bcoz of having no money and collapsing bcoz of warrs in the past and suffering crisis

  12. I cow ate my wallet so I got people to open its tummy up for me
    You should of just got a vet to make it vomit or something not kill the cow

  13. Cow eats his wallet, so he butchers the cow immediately? Even if the cow was going to be slaughtered anyway… This just seems wrong!

  14. yeah well im still waiting to find out why I sent in $3,100 and they sent me a check for $2,490 im guessing the mail man stole some it takes forever to get a email back from the government but as soon as I do im off to the post office

  15. . ๆˆ‘ๅนฒไฝ ไปฌ็ฅ–ๅฎ—ๅๅ…ซ็ฆๅžƒๅœพ ็•™็ป™ๅŽไปฃ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 'ใ€‚

  16. Imagine this one guy sends in 1 dollar that has been accidentaly dropped in poop, eaten by a dog, burned in the oven and turns out the money was fake.

  17. My money will never look like that 'cause I'm always laundering it………
    oops!๐Ÿ˜ณ I mean, I have clean money! Yea, thats what I meant to say!! Nice clean money๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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  19. Hey, this works! I submitted two 20 dollar bills that an ungrateful dog ate (about half of each one). They sent me a US Treasury check for $40

  20. I live in Canada (manitoba) yeah you can get the money wet & it smells like maple syrup.
    But in the winter time when it gets cold…sometimes your money just snaps..
    I've had a 20 break down the middle before

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  22. Hhm Hello you all wealthy people around the world can you give or share to poor/ less fortunate people.
    instead of keeping it.
    Many dies with hunger other steal just keep them alive.

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