So I guess they found an automated way to sort all those bills so the defective ones could be removed??? That's if the story below from 2010 was even true. I don't see how they produced more than a billion of them before noticing there was a problem. I think something stinks about the story.
The Fed Has a $110 Billion Problem with New Benjamins
Published: Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:38 PM ET
Because officials donít know how many of the 1.1 billion bills include the flaw, they have to hold them in the massive vaults until they are able to develop a mechanized system that can sort out the usable bills from the defects.
Sorting such a huge quantity of bills by hand, the officials estimate, could take between 20 and 30 years. Using a mechanized system, they think they could sort the massive pile of bills, each of which features the familiar image of Benjamin Franklin on the face, in about one year.