The Banco Central de la República Dominicana has a policy of refusing to exchange banknotes with “excessive” writings on them. In those cases it may impound them. Commercial banks may refuse to accept them.

As a practical rule, if a banknote has a written initial or number it may be accepted in commerce, but if it has a political, personal or commercial message it will not.

Source: Banco Central de la República Dominicana.

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