# If I mark a 20 dollar bill, what are the chances that I will at least handle it

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ngurecoposted 5 years ago

If I mark a 20 dollar bill, what are the chances that I will at least handle it again in 10 years?

If I have a 20 dollar bill and I mark it before using it to buy chocolates, what are the chances that I will at least get it in my hands in a period of 10 years?

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MickSposted 5 years ago

Back in the 1991, I was part of the staff on a school trip to the Isle of Wight for a week.  Whilst crossing the Solent, I spent the time idling, and I folded the £10 notes in my wallet into triangles.  On the island I broke into these notes. One week later , back in Harlow, several hundred miles from the I-O-W, I got, in change from a purchase with a £20 note, a tenner with all the tell tale signs of being folded into a triangle.  Here we are in 2013 and I've never seen another one.

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calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

There's a near 100% chance that any bill will end up at a bank for a period of time. And if the bank receives a ratty bill, they won't recirculate it to another customer.  The bills are reclaimed by the treasury and the bank gets some crisp new replacements.

So, assuming your bill gets circulated, the chances are probably zero that you will encounter it again in ten years.  Sorry it's not the most exciting and enchanting answer. I wish I had a cool story about receiving the same piece of currency years later.

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