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There seems to be some grey area about whether it is legal to write on American dollar bills with something like a permanent, fine-tipped, Micron pen.
But according to wiki answers, it's not illegal "unless you're making (the bills) "unfit for recirculation' and, according to Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code, this is defined as "mutilating, cutting, disfiguring, perforating, uniting or cementing together, or doing anything else to a bank bill with the intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued.' So, if you're only writing (a message) in neat lettering along one edge of the bill, you're certainly not making it "unfit for recirculation!' "
The permanent marker is mightier than the sword.
Wiki Answers "Is it illegal to write on money" http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_it_illegal_to_write_on_money Accessed Dec 30, 2011.
The Legal Information Institute at Cornell, notes the following:
- 475. IMITATING OBLIGATIONS OR SECURITIES; ADVERTISEMENTS
Whoever designs, engraves, prints, makes, or executes, or utters, issues, distributes, circulates, or uses any business or professional card, notice, placard, circular, handbill, or advertisement in the likeness or similitude of any obligation or security of the United States issued under or authorized by any Act of Congress or writes, prints, or otherwise impresses upon or attaches to any such instrument, obligation, or security, or any coin of the United States, any business or professional card, notice, or advertisement, or any notice or advertisement whatever, shall be fined under this title. Nothing in this section applies to evidence of postage payment approved by the United States Postal Service. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/475.html
Accessed Dec 30, 2011.