Serial Numbered Zero Dollar Bill

So how far reaching the realm of sports cards collectibles can get? An artist created this “zero dollar bill” to distibute at Wall Street in response to the economic crisis that we all face today. They are numbered to 10,000 and will be given out for free. Is this a statement or shameless self-promotion during a time of crisis? I think it’s both. The artist makes an interesting reference to the downfall of our economy, but at the same time, by signing the copies of this bill and also serial numbering it out of 10,000, she is essentially putting some value on this rather than had it not been numbered. This might be seen as a piece of history – a second “Great Depression,” if you will and this piece of art might portray this era in time. Smart gimmick.

Artist Laura Gilberts print The Zero Dollar - picture provided by AP/Mary Altaffer

Artist Laura Gilberts' print 'The Zero Dollar' - picture provided by AP/Mary Altaffer

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