Uncut US Dollars

ANNOUNCEMENT:  All remaining palettes of US Uncut Dollars have now been received and owners paid in full as of January, 2014.  Special thanks to everyone involved for making this a success.  Although there are a few loose sheets remaining in the hands of individuals, the vast majority of the original $1.2 billion have now been returned, mainly in two large shipments: $449 million and $751 million.  Zero palettes remain in private hands.

The history of Uncut Dollars in the Philippines is a closely guarded secret.  The most likely story is that the United States, while under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, purchased a large amount of gold from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.  This would have been a private purchase as the source of the Marcos gold would have been through his personal, private activity as a treasure-hunter.

Uncut $1 Sheet - Series 1985

It is quite likely that Reagan intended to circulate a new gold-backed US Dollar.  Although never officially announced, US banks began receiving a new currency in the late 1980s from the US Treasury that was printed in many colors.  It was called “rainbow money” by bank employees who were instructed not to mention them to the public.  The new money was never circulated.

Any plan to back the US Dollar with gold may have been abandoned in 1989 under the administration of President George H. W.  Bush.  We have been unable to find any photograph of the rainbow money, but we have interviewed former bank employees in the US who have attested to its existence.

Regardless of their purpose or origin, US Dollars were shipped to the Philippines (or, as some say, printed in the Philippines with US-loaned printing equipment) as uncut sheets.  One rumored idea is that Reagan had promised to ship cutting equipment to Marcos sometime after the money was shipped.  Reagan may have been certain that Marcos would soon be deposed, and therefore not very concerned about ever having to fulfill such a promise.  The promise would have been made to Marcos as a private citizen, and not as an obligation to the Philippine Government.  This scheme, if true, coupled with the idea of replacing the old money with the new rainbow notes, may have meant that Reagan had intended to deceive Marcos no matter what ensued.

Nonetheless, the US Treasury still recognizes Marcos-era Uncut Sheets as genuine and honors them as redeemable currency.  Unfortunately, as with any older US currency, the US Treasury will not receive them in the Philippines, and very limited clearances are granted to export them legally.  Our Group has such clearance. 

The Marcos-era Uncut Sheets (also known as Treasury Uncut Currency) were printed as 32-subject (4 wide, 8 down).  The Serial Number progression for a typical 5000-skip sheet and each note’s Plate Position are shown here:

00000000
A1
00020000
E1
00080000
A3
00100000
E3
00005000
B1
00025000
F1
00085000
B3
00105000
F3
00010000
C1
00030000
G1
00090000
C3
00110000
G3
00015000
D1
00035000
H1
00095000
D3
00120000
H3
00040000
A2
00060000
E2
00120000
A4
00140000
E4
00045000
B2
00065000
F2
00125000
B4
00145000
F4
00050000
C2
00070000
G2
00130000
C4
00150000
G4
00055000
D2
00075000
H2
00135000
D4
00155000
H4


The lower right serial number here is 155,000 greater than the upper left.  Thus, this sheet has a “skip” of 5000, calculated as 155,000 / 31 or simply the A1 number subtracted from the B1.

Contrary to the story circulated by scammers, Marcos never issued any Letter of Instructions regarding Uncut Sheets.  We have thoroughly researched all 1525 LOIs issued by Marcos from 22 Sept 1972 to 6 Feb 1986.  Each is numbered.  Curiously, these fake LOIs are not numbered.

Eventually, the US Treasury pays us 1 to 1 (100% of Face Value) for Uncut Sheets, but it is a long, complex, slow process.  Fortunately, our Group will pay Holders immediately for Uncuts here in the Philippines.   We require a discount to cover expenses such as licensing, insurance, shipping, banking fees, taxes, etc., leaving us with a very small but sure profit.

Here are the Uncut payouts (NO NEGOTIATING):

      1:1 SPLIT 60-10-10-20

      Owner             60% of Face Value
      Brokers          10% of Face Value

The normal minimum Test Buy for Uncuts is $1.6 million face value or more in Makati ONLY.   This would be one ream of 500 of the $100 sheets.  Initially, we can buy about 16 reams (8,000 sheets) per day.  This is $25,600,000 per day in $100 notes.  Within a few days, if supply is evident, we can buy up to about 100 reams (50,000 sheets) per day.  This is 1650 kilograms (1.945 cubic meters) daily, or $160,000,000 per day of the $100 notes.  The only limitation is in the physical acts of authenticating and counting.


As with all Pointe Group transactions, initial Test Buy is in Makati onlyAfter a successful Test Buy in Makati, our team will travel anywhere in the Philippines to buy any remaining product.

No product is transferred before payment.  No payment is transferred before product.  Standard, safe banking procedures apply.