Cleaning moldy money. Would this be 'money laundering'?

albert_135May 28, 2011

A story somewhere yesterday in one of those weird news columns; someone said they had a bunch of $1 bills in a drawer in a basement that was flooded by the Mississippi and now the bills smell moldy. They want to clean them rather than taking them to the bank because it is a collection one for each birthday over about 50 years. How would your proceed?

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graywings123

I read that US paper currency is not paper but rather a fabric similar to linen. I have left bills in pants pockets and washed them without damaging the bills. So I imagine you could just wash them in mild soap and water and rinse.

If they just smell funny but are not dirty, you could air them out in the sun.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 8:50PM
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jannie

I've accidentally washed my husband's wallet more than once. (He keeps his wallet in his pants pocket). The currency (cash bills) get wet and slimy but I simply unfold them, lay them to dry on a table, and they're fine. You could wash them in mild soapy water and I'm sure they'll be fine.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 8:26AM
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mike_kaiser_gw

I've washed plenty of U.S. currency over the years will no ill effects although it's certainly not something that should be done with currency having a numismatic value. The Bureau of Printing and Engraving does quite a bit of testing to ensure that it lasts a long time.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 9:03AM
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cleanlabs_rocketmail_com

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    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 9:57AM
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graywings123

OMG - I can't believe that someone has a website offering money laundering services, and not the soap and water kind!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 12:01PM
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mikie_gw

Ahh just take it to the dry cleaners, or call your insurance company.. they maybe have a prefered laundry guy.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 12:17AM
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