Where's George?

character with WG bill

I've been taking part in Where's George? since August 1999. I have entered over 180,000 bills into the system and have received more than 41,000 hits in all 50 states plus DC, 6 Canadian provinces, and also Europe, Asia and Australia.

So what is Where's George?

It's a fun diversion involving tracking currency. Basically, you enter the denomination, series and serial numbers of bills that you have into the Where's George website. Then you mark the bills with a blurb about Where's George and the URL of the website. Then you spend the money. And then when someone else enters the info on the bill, you get a report showing where the bill is.

Here is an example hit report for one of the bills I have sent out.

How do you mark your bills?

I stamp once in blue on the front and once in blue on the back with a larger rubber stamp. Here, I'll show you:

front of WG bill back of WG bill

Isn't it illegal to stamp on bills?

Question #8 in the Where's George FAQ addresses this issue. Marking bills is not illegal as long as it doesn't render the bills unfit to be reissued.

Other Stuff

My Where's George profile

Hits by State

hits by state

Number of HitsState Color
No Hits 
Less than 10 
10 to 49 
50 to 199 
200 to 499 
500 or more 

Hits by County

hits by county

Number of HitsCounty Color
No Hits 
Less than 5 
5 to 9 
10 to 49 
50 to 199 
200 or more 

As you can see from the county map, even though I have had hits in all 50 states, there are still a lot of empty spaces to fill in.

Isn't all that a tad obsessive?

Yes. :)