Three Ways To Spot The Difference Between Real Money And Prop Money

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    It’s a scene you’ve seen countless times in movies: two strangers meet on a park bench; one hands over an envelope full of confidential information; the other hands over a briefcase. Inside that briefcase are stacks and stacks of crisp bills.

    It certainly makes for great cinema, but it’s unlikely the money you see on screen is real. When it comes to producing money solely designed for film, prop makers are very good at it. In fact between 1970 and 2000, prop houses made more than 250 types and 2,000 sub-types of movie money.

    The reason movie-goers don’t see real bills on screen is because there’s too much liability involved when it comes to the real stuff. Think of all the movies you’ve seen where thousands of bills are destroyed in an explosion. That’s where prop makers are tasked with finding ways to customize prop movie money, making bills that are similar enough to the real thing. If a film does require the burning of money, filmmakers have to use prop money under 18 USC