$3::Fake denominations of United States currency


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$3 Although various US states printed $3 bills before the unification of the currency, no US$3 bills have ever been printed. However, various fake US$3 bills have been released over time, generally poking fun at politicians or celebrities such as Richard Nixon, Michael Jackson, George W. Bush, both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama in reference to the idiomatic expression "queer as a three-dollar bill" or "phony as a three-dollar bill". In the 1960s, Mad printed a $3 bill that featured a portrait of Alfred E. Neuman and read: "This is not legal tender—nor will a tenderizer help it." Mad writer Frank Jacobs said that the magazine ran afoul of the US Secret Service because the $3 bill was accepted by change machines at casinos.<ref>The MAD World of William M. Gaines, by Frank Jacobs, 1972; Lyle Stuart</ref> In the first decade of the 21st century, gay rights groups encouraged supporters to print obviously-fake $3 bills, called "Queer Dollars", and place the fake bills in Salvation Army donation buckets as a protest against that organization's alleged policy against gay rights.<ref>George Ochoa and Melinda Corey (2005), The 100 Best Trends: Emerging Developments You Can't Afford to Ignore, F+W Media, Inc. Page 105.</ref><ref>Protest Salvation Army's Discrimination Against Gays With Queer Dollars, website accessed September 12, 2011</ref>

Fake denominations of United States currency sections
Intro  Nixon Penny  $3  $200  $1,000,000  $1,329,063  $1,000,000,000  See also  References  External links  

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