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Posted 5 years ago


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Purchased these Military Payment Certificates at a local auction house. I don't know much about these, can anyone educate the young civilian?? I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to the military....

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    I can't read them close enough to tell what war they are from. I have a bunch I brought home from Viet Nam. I hope you didn't pay to much for them.

    Real money (US greenbacks) aren't allowed in a combat zone so you get paid with funny money aka MPC.
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    OK, series 681 was Viet Nam. August 1969 until October 1970.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    Sorry, I had to enlarge the picture to get the series number. I was there in 1968 so the ones I have would show a different series number because the government changes them and the old series is no good. They do that so the enemy is sitting on bad money if they have MPC.
  4. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 5 years ago
    thanks fhrjr2! I only paid like $2 for them, so I'm not out anything. Interesting buy for sure! Since you're a Nam Vet, I'd like to tell you Welcome Home! I try to tell all of you guys, cause I know what my uncle got when he came home. Thanks for answering!
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the welcome home. I am sure your uncle didn't appreciate the one he got years ago. All water under the bridge now.

    You might want to research your funny money a little. There are errors in MPC just like in regular US money. Like normal money the MPC errors are collected.
  6. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 5 years ago
    Awesome, thanks for the tip!
  7. beachbomb beachbomb, 5 years ago
    I especially like the ones with the boomer submarine on it, having spent 21 years on submarines myself. With that type of submarine, I was guessing between late 1950's thru mid 1970's. fhrjr2 was even able to limit it down even more...thank you for your service fhrjr2!!!
    Nice funny money, would love to have the sub ones!
  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Fascinating historical money.

    Today, the military just uses good old US dollars.


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