This kid got arrested at a Jack in the Box restaurant for using a $100 bill from 1974. His granmother had mailed the $100 bill to him. He tried paying for his food and the food of 4 girls he had with him using the said bill. Neither the employees or police officers recognized the bill as “real” money. Judge Jefferson D. Hughes III wrote “‘Old’ currency is still legal tender of the United States.” He goes on further “Citizens should not be at risk for spending legal tender.”
I’d flip out on those cops if they had arrested me for that. If they can’t tell it’s real money, they shouldn’t be police officers. I’m pretty sure I could decide if a bill was real or not, even if it was from 1974.