Chinese stamp on back of my FRN?

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  1. AGgressive Metal

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    The character is either Chinese or Japanese kanji (which is based on the Chinese language).

    In China or Hong Kong, the way its stamped in red and enclosed within a circle implies its a business brand or mark.

    The character itself appears to be a family name 'Wen/Wing', but is oddly proportioned and cannot be easily identified.

    Stamps like that are associated with old family businesses owned over a number of generations.

    I'm going to estimate the banknote was printed in the 1950s or earlier?
     
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    Thanks for the info RCS! The note is Series 2006, so not from the 50s.
     
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    Looks like the Chinese character for vegetable or dish but some strokes are too straight for a 100% identification. This note must have passed through a Chinese restaurant.
     
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    Federal Agents have been known to use these symbols when tracing money laundering. The Chinese symbol is less likely to raise suspicion.
     
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    My partner is Chinese she said it means "Glory". It's a Chinese character.
     
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    And that is simplified Chinese, so it must be someone from mainland China stamped on it. HongKong and Taiwan use vs.
    My guess is somebody just stamped his/her family name on the note.
     
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    Don't forget Singapore, they also adopted Simplified Chinese.
     
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    It's the money of Chinese Mafia
     
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    Thanks everyone - I added most of your responses to my blog post about the note :)
     

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