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now this might be an odd question but I'm hoping someone

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now this might be an odd question but I'm hoping someone in banking or a coin collector might be able to give me an answer

I run a buisiness and I took out two grand AUS, when I got home I re-counted and checked the bills, and I found one has an odd marking
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it seems actually stamped into the note, there is another on the other side of the note too, same mark but upside-down

I've got no idea what it is, and I can't find any answers online either

I would just ask my bank, but I'd like to know what I've got my hands on first
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my initial guesses

1. it's an anti theft trace, aka a "marked bill". If I've been given one by accident I need to know or I might get mixed up in something

2. it's a in-house mark by the mint or bank to help them sort out things, like every note in a stack gets a stamp.

3. it's a very very good forgery, the mark is there by accident, or to help the forgers keep their fake and real bills separate

4. it is or was a special note for comparing to others for the purpose of quality control or anti-counterfeiting eg. "this is the sixth variation of a $20 that is legitimate"
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hate to burst your bubble cause it seems you think you found something pretty special here but im fairly certain its just a stamp put there by most likely a bank or business just to keep count of what they have, look at other bills for other random marks like this i feel like they are fairly common at least for my currency (usd) it seems someones always drawing or stamping it a little bit here or there in some way, like i see black sharpie marks on the side of bills occasionally nothing too special sorry
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>>974840
you might be right, it's just that I handle thousands of dollars in small notes and I've never seen one before
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>>974841
well if it is just say marking the top bill of a stack of bills ( which i truly think it is or at least something very closely related ) thats only 1/100 of the bills being marked (1%) so its a low number that would be marked, so its fairly unlikely to see them frequently so if you do handle a lot of bills the chances of you paying enough attention to catch that one specific bill out of the hundreds you go through its fairly slim but can still happen
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it's an illuminati conspiracy by Obama to put your money into FEMA death camps

chemtrails did 9/11
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>>974833
Take the note down to a bank and ask them?
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>>974847
that's what I think it probably is, it's just that if the practice was common you'd think there would be a mention of it somewhere

someone would have been in the same position as me fairly frequently, noting an unusual stamp on a bill
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>>974894
this article right here, actual term for them are called chop marks
http://www.antiquemoney.com/what-is-that-strange-mark-on-my-100-bill/
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>>974894
google 'currency chop marks' and youll see loads of different pics of ones very similar to the likes of the one you posted :P
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>>974924
>>974928
ah, so it came from a foreign exchange or a casino

thanks guys
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>>974840
This.

Btw, the black sharpie marks are used to identify a stack of notes (say 5k or 10k) after they've had bands removed. For example, to let bank staff quickly estimate how much cash is left in an ATM.
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