Preparing mutilated currency for shipment. If it is damaged but not mutilated and you do not want to use that currency for any reason you can exchange that money at your local bank.
Bureau of engraving and printing for replacement.
How to replace damaged money. Currency paper bills that have merely been damaged can typically be replaced at a bank while bills that have been torn must be mailed to the u s. To be considered damaged but not mutilated at least one half of the damaged bill must be clearly identifiable. Also be sure to include your bank account number along with a routing number.
To replace mutilated currency you must mail or personally deliver it to the. Currency notes can become mutilated in any number of ways. If the currency was mutilated in a purse box or other container it should be left in the container to protect the fragments from further damage.
Your local bank can replace a few torn bills but if your emergency cash has been petrified burned to a crisp partially digested or otherwise severely damaged you ll need to call in the. Animal insect or rodent damage. The department of the treasury says that the most common causes of currency mutilation are fire.
On its official government site the bep gives the following instructions to those who need their ruined cash replaced. If the money is brittle or inclined to fall apart pack it carefully in plastic and cotton without disturbing the fragments and place the package in a secure container. If your money has suffered minor damage but is still legible and usable you should use that currency as is.
Mutilated currency is currency which has been damaged to the extent that one half or less of the original note remains or its condition is such that its value is questionable. How to get damaged currency replaced currency mutilation. Write down the amount of cash that was damaged your contact info and an explanation of how the bills became damaged.
The most common causes are fire water chemicals and explosives. If the currency was mutilated in a purse box or other container it should be left in the container to protect the fragments from further damage. If the currency is brittle or inclined to fall apart pack it carefully in plastic and cotton without disturbing the fragments and place the package in a secure container.