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These gift versions of standard denominations would be
sold by banks for use as gifts. They would be fancy. They
would cost a small premium (for example a $100 bill
would cost $102). Probably this would not be doable in
countries where their bills already sport sequined and
but such a thing is still a novelty in the US.
One could receive such a gift bill in change under some
circumstances. But these would be large bills and so
probably returned to the bank by most merchants. Once at
the bank they would not recirculate but be destroyed.
This would be a good deal for the government because
some of these bills would not be spent but would be saved.
It would be a better gift than gift cards which are difficult
to exhaust completely without spending some of your own
||This is, if I may say so, a brilliant idea.
||Suspect this would work to sell off collateralized debt bonds/the Euro, given a thick enough layer of glitter over the identifying bits.
||Or those Laos Kip banknotes I'm never, ever going to be able to change.