William S. Burroughs: 3 dollar bill (Real Dollars), 2000


currency & stamps
Lawrence, United States
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Lawrence: [Lawrence, Kansas], 2000, 7,1×14 cm. Paper Money. A real oddity, a ‘3 REAL Dollar’ bill, from Lawrence, Kansas, a town that began printing its own currency in 2000. The idea was to print and distribute a local currency (called REAL dollars – Realizing Economic Alternatives in Lawrence), organize a non-profit agency to oversee the project (the Lawrence Trade Organization, or LTO), convince local businesses to accept the new bills and motivate the public to trade in their Benjamin bills for Burroughs bucks (!).

You can take a look at the somewhat fuller story here.


condition: In mint and unused condition.