I'm sure at least some of you have heard the story about the two Japanese guys being stopped at the Italian border on their way into Switzerland carrying $134 billion in supposed US bearer bonds in their suitcases.
Wingnut radio host Hal Turner (of the Art Bell persuasion) has some of the close-up images on his site:
It looks like they took the 1934 series Grover Cleveland thousand dollar Federal Reserve notes and changed them to billion dollar notes. Dig the vertical scaling in the lower corners--priceless. And Latin Wide for the denomination at the bottom. Finally, dig the coupons, which look straight out of CorelDRAW.
There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMU7zeZcFUg|YouTube video]] as well showing some uniformed guy pulling the rather strangely A4-sized "bearer bonds" out of a tattered brown man-purse.
This story actually made it onto Bloomberg.