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5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:17 am

5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

An anonymous person paid 5000 dollars for a wooden sculpture of 2 USD note to be done as it is believed to bring luck.

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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby Anchor Moy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:58 am

2 Questions: I have a US $2 note, is it worth more than $2 ? (In Cambodia.) Should I frame it and put it on the wall to show that I'm extremely lucky. (Don't mess with me. 8) )
Thank you. :hattip:

Edit: 3rd possibility - have it tattooed on my body to ward off evil spirits.
All advice welcome.
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Re: RE: Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby General Mackevili » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:23 am

Anchor Moy wrote:2 Questions: I have a US $2 note, is it worth more than $2 ? (In Cambodia.)
I had some fucker at Llama Mart on Street 51 try to give me a $2 note as change, and I made him give me 2 $1 notes instead.

I've had trouble trying to spend them before here.
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby John Bingham » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:04 am

Anchor Moy wrote:2 Questions: I have a US $2 note, is it worth more than $2 ?
They are worth $2.50 or so if somebody is buying. I've tried to spend them before though and nobody would accept them.

I'd like to see that sculpture when it's a bit more finished, it's at a very rough stage in those pictures.
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby timmydownawell » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:12 am

John Bingham wrote: I've tried to spend them before though and nobody would accept them.
My neighbour said she had been given one as change and noone would take it, either. In the end one of her workmates took it because he considered it lucky, even though it seems to be anything but.
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby mammothboy2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:26 am

Even in the USA, store clerks have called the police when confronted with one (this has a parallel in Youkay; try passing a Scottish
or Norn Iron banknote in London)

Here is a little about the $2 bill:

http://www.2dollarbill.org/2-bill-history.html

One version is that the big picture is an allegory; the men depicted were never all together in one place at the same time
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby bolueeleh » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:10 am

2 dollar note is legal tender, need more education on this matter i suppose
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby jimpson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:09 pm

An American two dollar note in Vietnam is regarded as luccky money and is often kept as such.
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby PSD-Kiwi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:43 pm

jimpson wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:09 pm
An American two dollar note in Vietnam is regarded as luccky money and is often kept as such.
Same as a lot of businesses here in Cambodia, quite often business owners will have them blessed by monks and then frame it and display behind the counter.
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Re: 5000 Dollar Worth of a 2 Dollar Note Wooden Sculpture Believed to Bring Luck

Postby Luigi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:36 pm

I have several. I always take them as change if anyone is giving.
I have no idea why.
I have a silver certificate $2.00 note from 1953 and 1928A $2.00 red seal note.
Maybe worth..$2.00.

Not lucky or unlucky. It's a fukin $2.00 note. Period! :popcorn:

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