FOUND: Thirteen Year Old Abe

Found: One five dollar bill in the “old” style, before the early-00’s re-design came into effect and modernized the fiver.  This bill dates back to 1995 and is well-worn, although it’s outlasted a vast majority of its siblings.  My guess is that it sat in someone’s sock drawer or pants pocket for many years before re-entering circulation.

Location: An expected spot – on the floor of a bar.  This bar happens to be O’Briens, a small live music venue on Harvard Ave. in Allston, MA.  This bill was spotted almost immediately after entering the bar.  Interesting side fact – about six years ago The Shoegazer found a crisp $50 bill lying on the ground right outside this bar.  Perhaps O’Briens is part of a portal or Bermuda Triangle for lost money turning up.

Source: Clearly an inattentive bar patron, although the bigger mystery is how this old-school $5 bill has lasted so long while much newer bills turn up far more worn.

Destination: The Shoegazer is always pleased to come into the possession of an old bill.  He has an appreciation for all things vintage, and it displeased him greatly to part with this bill at his next stop of the evening.  This bill landed in the hands of the door man at Common Ground (up the street), who was collecting cover charges for the bar.  The fiver ultimately allowed The Shoegazer entry into a room full of drunk people dancing to 80’s music, plus two dollars in change.


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3 Responses to “FOUND: Thirteen Year Old Abe”

  1. The O’Brien’s Triangle of MAD CASH : allston city limits Says:

    […] Shoegazer, lucky. This bill was spotted almost immediately after entering the bar. Interesting side fact – about six […]

  2. Danielle Says:

    Thirteen years is vintage? Kids these days. No sense of history.

  3. Bonnie Says:

    Hey that was my five bucks! I want it back!

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