Any amount or just five?

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  1. atferrari

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    Isn't it contradictory?
     
  2. Papabravo

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    I don't think so. I Interpret the statement to mean that you can use the paper currency notes individually or in combination to satisfy a debt of any amount. In other words you are not limited in the amount of notes you can hold or use for any single transaction. Subject of course to the availability of such notes. The availability (liquidity) of such notes is one reason why the dollar is still the world's reserve currency.
     
  3. #12

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    That's two different statements. The first one says it's, "legal" and the second one says, "This piece of paper represents five dollars".

    Of course, both of them are false in certain ways of looking at the situation. When a government owned office like the Department of Motor Vehicles or the County Clerk refuses to accept cash, that calls into question whether those dollars are, "Legal Tender for any debt public or private". When you see that five dollars would buy 20 gallons of gasoline in 1955, and today, it won't buy 2 gallons, you might doubt that it really is worth five dollars. :D
     
  4. Papabravo

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    Many things have changed since 1955. Why would you expect the value of money to remain constant? Is there some hardwired expectation that this should be the case? Your statement presupposes that by some judicious choices you could have enforced this regime. It just doesn't work that way.
     
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    That's what the :D is for. (It's called, "joking".)
     
  6. atferrari

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    Maybe you feel like this
     
  7. atferrari

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    Yes but it also say "these". WTF?
     
  8. Treeman

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    This note and ones just like em = these notes????
     
  9. Markd77

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    I think I may have the explanation, maybe like here smaller denominations don't have to be accepted above a certain limit.
     
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  11. timwhite

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    Pretty sure that the context means that the note can be used as a payment towards an amount.
     
  12. GopherT

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    Nothing in Barbados makes sense.
     
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