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Bank note

a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.
Contemporary Examples

The central bank is constantly redesigning and rethinking the design of every bank note—except the lowly $1 bill.
All About the Benjamins: Here’s the Redesigned $100 Bill Daniel Gross October 6, 2013

Historical Examples

“There, get this V changed,” said Bliffins, handing him a bank note.
The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales Francis A. Durivage

The bank note I found may have never been in the possession of Mr. Carson.
The Call of the Beaver Patrol V. T. Sherman

When Mark bade Miss Gilbert good night after ringing the bell at her home, she pressed a bank note into his hand.
Mark Mason’s Victory Horatio Alger

As soon as he was where he could not be observed he examined the bank note closely.
The Motor Boys Clarence Young

I will not call at your house; you can send me a check, bank note, or what you will.
Marion Arleigh’s Penance Charlotte M. Braeme

It was a bank note on the Bank of Spain for five thousand pesetas!
The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey

I took out a bank note and put it under the blotting paper that had been placed on the table for me.
Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) Frank Harris

He earnestly pressed me to accept of a bank note: but I declined it.
Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

Virginia arose from her chair letting her work and the bank note fall unheeded from her lap, and went to him.
The Dreamer Mary Newton Stanard


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