Is it Possible to Cash Oversized Novelty Prize Checks?

12th March 2018

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The giant novelty check (cheque to our readers of the non-American persuasion) is a comedy staple, even if you’ve never been lucky enough to handle one in real life, you’ve likely drawn a cartoonishsly huge moustache on a picture of someone holding one in a newspaper. (Just me?)

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Sources:

http://money.cnn.com/2001/03/22/living/q_bankrate/
http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-20434,00.html

http://patrickcombs.com/95g/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/12308/can-i-deposit-giant-novelty-check-publishers-clearing-house
http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/cowcheck.asp
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-13/performer-dines-out-on-fake-check-tale-for-10-years

Image Credit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ansari_X-Prize_Check.jpg
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-193729762/stock-vector-bank-cash-check-receive-icon%2C-bank-cash-check-receive-icon-eps10%2C-bank-cash-check-receive-icon-vector%2C-bank-cash-check-receive-icon-eps%2C-bank-cash-check-receive-icon-jpg
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-165541751/stock-vector-bank-check-with-modern-design-flat-illustration-cheque-book-on-colored-background-bank-check-with-pen-concept-illustration-pay%2C-payment%2C-buy
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-219160324/stock-photo-cropped-image-of-business-lady-drinking-coffee-and-writing-idea-on-napkin
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Students_Receive_Scholarship_Check_from_Disney.jpg

Check Writing

http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000680490/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Well%27s_fargo_counterfit_cashier%27s_check.jpg
http://www.angtec.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/453952/tec-raises-1213-for-second-harvest-food-bank/
http://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/417728/kadena-personnel-bank-10000-for-ingenuity/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chris_Paul_with_giant_check.jpg

Cashing a Check

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