Believe it or not, this is legal tender (sort of)



I received the above 2-rupee bill in a Shimla, India coffeeshop a few years ago. In all my years of travel it was the most beat-up piece of legal currency that anyone ever tried to pass off on me with a straight face. I’ve turned down torn and tattered bills before (and I advise travelers to do the same, since these bills can be hard to pass on), but I was so impressed with the sad condition of this one that I had to keep it as a souvenir.

If anyone has ever been passed a worse bill than this in the course of their travels, I’d love to see it!

For more ruminations on the idiosyncrasies of money and travel, check out this blog essay from last year.

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