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    not all money is equal

    I went to the front desk at La Cabana the other day wanting to get change for a $5 bill to use for the laundry. I had an older $5 bill (without Abe's face hiding in the bill). They sent me to the convenience store (onsite) to change it. The front desk said they couldn't change my OLD bill. I recently did read an article about someone removing the ink from a $5 bill and reprinting it as a $100 bill. You could still see Abe's photo when you held it up to the light. I wouldn't think there's too many people counterfeiting $5 bills.
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    I just had the same thing happening trying to pay with a $10 bill at Dunkin Donuts. I offer this advice. If you are planning to bring some cash with you to Aruba, try to make it the newer bills.
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    >>>> " try to make it the newer bills"
    ----- Have been doing that for the last five years. Some resorts have special readers that can verify that newer bill is good. Have seen casino people and shops hold newer bills up to a light to see all the good watermarks.
    When I get money at my bank to take to Aruba I hand back all the old bills and state I want the newer bills. They look at me funny but I state going out of the country and they want new bills.
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