## Poll

 It's all real and equal to \$1 Million 16 votes (80%) There's newspaper in the middle 1 vote (5%) It's money, but less than \$996k 3 votes (15%)

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FleaStiff
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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June 16th, 2011 at 4:53:02 AM permalink
Quote: Wavy70

At The Western you can get a picture with \$83.57.

At the Western I bet that sum would be very securely strapped down. And they would probably have a "toofer" special. Get photographed with the 83.57 and also have your most recent booking photo put into a special photo album display.
pacomartin
Joined: Jan 14, 2010
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June 16th, 2011 at 7:26:55 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

How do you know this?
By the way, I had my pictures taken with the 1M (again) before WoVcon today. In my earlier estimates I figured the base was a square. However, when I got up close it was more of a rectangle of about 2x3 dimensions, with the long side facing the camera.

The values were published by Ben Spillman in the Las Vegas Review Journal when the display opened. I did a number of articles with Ben at the time, so I remembered that they were in the LVRJ.

However, he did not say how they were arranged. I based the following table on the assumption that the bottom was full of \$1 banknotes, and the top was full of \$100 banknotes, with \$20's in the three levels in between. I figured it would be easier to audit, but the design may be more complicated. The table is a good first guess.

The table assumed 200 banknotes per inch. But the design looks fairly regular, so they may have packed some more loosely. It does not consider the \$4K that is being displayed.

level rows inches/row inches banknotes bill type pounds value \$K
top 2 6.75 13.5 2,700 \$100 5.9 \$270
second 3 8 24.0 4,800 \$20 10.6 \$96
third 4 12 48.0 9,600 \$20 21.1 \$192
fourth 5 20 100.0 20,000 \$20 44.0 \$400
bottom 6 35 210.0 42,000 \$1 92.4 \$42
20 395.5 79,100 174.0 \$1,000

The federal reserve shrink wraps 4,000 banknotes together, in a brick which is one banknote by about 18"-20" in length. They put four bricks together to make a Cash-Pak which weighs about 35 pounds (currency only). That way it is standard carrying weight for one small person. The shrink wrapped bills are a unit of currency. They are not broken up and the bills counted individually (even by machine).

Tom Breitling tells the story at the Golden Nugget about the gambler who came in with 8 bricks of \$100 bills in a pillowcase (roughly 70 lbs and \$3.2 million).
TIMSPEED
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June 16th, 2011 at 8:24:54 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Heeeeey! What are you doing looking under my mattress!
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pacomartin
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June 16th, 2011 at 1:25:29 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

Heeeeey! What are you doing looking under my mattress! lol

Production numbers of the \$100 banknote are astonishing. The table only refers to the \$100 bill which we started producing in mass quantities in 1991, the same year the trade deficit started exploding.
iamthepush
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June 16th, 2011 at 2:12:57 PM permalink
The Bossier City Horse Shoe has a million dollar wall, all hundreds.
iamthepush
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June 16th, 2011 at 2:21:16 PM permalink

anyone want to guess how much that is, and lets assume the money we can't see is hundreds.
rxwine
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June 16th, 2011 at 4:59:39 PM permalink
Some of the added weight of that pile is probably cocaine or meth.
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Ayecarumba
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June 16th, 2011 at 5:18:34 PM permalink
Quote: iamthepush

anyone want to guess how much that is, and lets assume the money we can't see is hundreds.

The AP reports that the 2007 bust in Mexico netted \$205.6 Million USD.
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pacomartin
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June 16th, 2011 at 6:28:26 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

The AP reports that the 2007 bust in Mexico netted \$205.6 Million USD.

I was going to say 33 by 11, by 3 feet deep. Because it is not shrink wrapped it seems closer to 150 banknotes per inch than to 200. That would make it \$196 million. In the neighborhood of 450 pounds of currency.

The federal reserve printed 10,000 stacks of \$100 banknotes of equal size last fiscal year alone. Who knows how many of them are financing ruthless organizations around the world.

However, I think it is unconscionable for the European Union to print a 500 Euro note (worth about \$700 today). In addition 35% of the total value of the banknotes in circulation are in the 500 Euro note. So there are much smaller stacks of currency in southern Spain, the gateway of most drugs into Europe.
Wizard
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June 16th, 2011 at 8:50:18 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

However, I think it is unconscionable for the European Union to print a 500 Euro note (worth about \$700 today). In addition 35% of the total value of the banknotes in circulation are in the 500 Euro note. So there are much smaller stacks of currency in southern Spain, the gateway of most drugs into Europe.

Personally, I wish the US would:

1. Circulate \$500 bills
2. Eliminate the \$1 bill, in favor of a \$1 coin, the same size as the Canadian Loony.
3. Eliminate the penny.

Why is it unconscionable for the European Union to print a 500 Euro note? I tend to doubt that is a major consideration in the illegal drug business.
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