There has been a lot of hullabaloo recently about the popular coffee chain Starbucks, and their relationship, or lack thereof, to the second amendment of the United States Constitution. The 2nd amendment, if case you've already forgotten those high-school political science requirements, spells out the right of American citizens to keep and bear arms. In fact, the 2nd Amendment is often referred to simply as "the right of the people to keep and bear arms". It was initially adopted in 1791, when the Bill of Rights was first adopted.
The history of currency, for some, is seriously tantalizing stuff, for most others, perhaps, not so much. There are a few notes of US currency, however, that have always seemed to elicit a sort of underground interest among folks, most popular among them being the US Two-Dollar Bill. Lots of people seem to share an interest and general affinity toward this US currency note and, quite interestingly, perhaps even more people than that literally do not even know that they exist!
The two-dollar bill has quite the colorful history, with many changes and alterations occurring over its over 150 year lifespan. It was even discontinued for a ten year period between 1966 and the 1976 bicentennial. Consequently, there are many different forms of two-dollar bills, and thusly, many different values of the various incarnations of the popular note. One of the more desirable, and of course valuable, of the bills is what is commonly referred to as the "Star Note". But what is a two-dollar bill star note you might ask?
So, you've wandered across this strange and unusual bill and you're sure you've somehow been blessed with the good fortune of a highly valuable American heirloom, one which you can subsequently cash in to purchase all your favorite state-of-the-art tech goodies? Ahh, but how much is that two-dollar bill actually worth? Is it the unimaginably brilliant stroke of luck you expected it to be, or just another piece of money, worth exactly what it says on its face? Well, the answer to that question, quite frankly, is both. Actually, to put this in more accurate terms, it could be either one.
Of all the various stories and anecdotes surrounding the almost cult-like popularity of the infamous US two-dollar bill, here is arguably one of the most interesting, and surprising, ones of all. It allegedly happened in a Taco Bell restaurant, but the same general circumstances have been recorded in numerous cases, with people being accused, and even arrested, for suspicion of counterfeiting, simply because the recipient of the bill didn't think it was real money. In this particular incarnation, the customer went into a Taco Bell store and ordered items totaling less than two dollars.