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My money accidentally got burned. Can I get it replaced?
Dollar bills that are damaged by fire are known as mutilated currency. Burned money can be exchanged for its original value if:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
P.O. Box 37048
Washington, D. C. 20013
All mutilated currency should be sent by "Registered Mail, Return Receipt Requested." It’s a good idea to insure your package. Your post office can give you more information about this.
Since burnt money is very fragile, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing website suggests these steps for mailing mutilated money:
If coin or any other metal is mixed with the bills, carefully remove it. Any fused, melted, or otherwise mutilated coins should be sent to the following address for evaluation:
Attn: Mutilated Coins
Post Office Box 400
Philadelphia, PA. 19105
More information about exchanging mutilated money can be found at: http://www.moneyfactory.gov/section.cfm/8/39.
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