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How new should my dollar bills be ?

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Farmington Hills...
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How new should my dollar bills be ?

I have to carry $200 in visa fees plus I'm going to carry some for emergency purposes. I know Kenya only accepts new bills but how new do they need to be ? I checked the few bills that I had and they show the series from year 2004. Is that ok ?

nyc
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1. Re: How new should my dollar bills be ?

Notes should be dated from 2006 forward.

They don't have to be freshly minted, but no folds, tears, ink writings, tape.

Except for the USD$1, the others should have the new larger faces.

Avoid USD$100 notes as in Kenya many feel these are counterfeit.

Work with $50s, 20s, 10s, 5s, 1s.

Ask your bank for those from '06 (there seem to be lots of '08s and '09s out there... give them a few days to gather these) and then go pick them up, be gracious and thank them... goes a long way in future relationship with your bank. Besides, this isn't an unusual request for many traveling overseas.

Farmington Hills...
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reviews: 9
2. Re: How new should my dollar bills be ?

Thanks Sandi. We leave on Sunday so can't give my bank much time but I think they'll be able to find me 2006 bills. Thanks, you have been helpful both in this forum and the masai mara forum.

Global African
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reviews: 38
3. Re: How new should my dollar bills be ?

we did not have problem with 2004 bills

Washington DC...
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4. Re: How new should my dollar bills be ?

some places refused to accept 1996 notes!

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