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I know that it is illegal to destroy € bank notes and coins...
You wouldn't be allowed to make buttons out of cent coins, even if the cent coin is cheaper than other metal material for a button.
That is because the money isn't really worth anything. But it is an official document that entitles you to trade the worth of it. Bank notes are pawn tickets that are the property to the central bank but that you may own and carry. Like... your property is the worth that the money has, and the bank note is the document that is proof that you own this worth.
It's a little weird. But that's basically it. The money itself has no worth at all. It's just paper.
It's illegal but probably never really enforced, like defacing a coin. You're apparently not allowed to do that either.
On the other hand, people burn money every day. Like the person who spent $54,000 on a bottle of Scotch...
I don't think so, my family burns every so often as religious offering to our ancestors.. You're free to do whatever you want with it.
Yup, but I doubt anyone would enforce it. The only person it'd really hurt is the person the money belonged to.
no. that idea comes from the law that you cant deface u.s currency and then spend it.
Oh, Okay. My dad was wondering if it was still illegal. Thanks guys
I thought it was illegal to deface or burn currency....
no if its your money its yours...but who would do that
Not illegal, but pretty f!ckin stupid.
no bt donate it rathr than burnin it