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slowdini
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Is there a source for having good quality gaffs printed of paper money?
jimgerrish
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The Treasury Dept. makes some good looking ones.
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What kinds of gaffs are you looking for specifically? You are most likely going to have to make your own paper money gaffs since it's technically illegal to alter money. If it's for a specific effect, I would be surprised if the instructions didn't walk you through making what you need.

Because a magic company would most likely have to use fake currency, anything you make yourself would probably look better anyway.

Best of luck,

Allen
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I remember the very BEST quality fake bills available at the time came with an effect called "dollarama", and these were the closest in verisimilitude that was humanly possible. They did look "good", but even good was not perfect.

People are SKEPTICS by nature. What could look more real than real paper currency? And yet, I've performed effects with actual paper bills and had people ask "Are those real bills?" (Duh!)

If real actual bills can leave doubt in their minds, I doubt that it's possible to make a fake that will stand up to scrutiny.


Reminds me of an anecdote I heard about Charlie Chaplain. Seems he entered a Charlie Chaplain lookalike contest just for fun, dressed as himself, of course.

Somebody else won the contest. The little tramp lost.

Just goes to show how fickle and fallible human perception actually is.
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RS1963
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Just a note here. It is not illegal to alter U.S. currency. So you can fold, spindle, mutilate, currency as much as you want. Just don't try to spend a five dollar bill that has been made to look like a fifty dollar bill.
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On 2013-12-11 11:44, daffydoug wrote:
I remember the very BEST quality fake bills available at the time came with an effect called "dollarama", and these were the closest in verisimilitude that was humanly possible. They did look "good", but even good was not perfect.


My nephew borrowed one of my Dollarama bills to show his friends,
and spent it by accident. .. They do look real. ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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Oh, yes. I admit they do look very good. As good as humanly possible.

But if there are people out there who doubt the authenticity of actual, genuine bills, then sooner or later it's inevitable that the Dollarama billls are going to get called
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