In the 1960 edition of the classic board game 'Life' the faces on the currency are mostly fictional with names like Ransom A. Treasure, Basil O. Cash and more. But the face on the $100,000 bill was of a real person, someone who had endorsed the game. Whose face was it?
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Arthur Linkletter Esq. was given the top denomination in the 1960 Life of $100,000 as a "thank you" for endorsing the game. "Esq." is an old title that usually, but not always, denoted a lawyer or barrister. Funny that he even beat out company founder Milton Bradley (the only other real person on the currency), who only got on the $50,000! Others are G.I. Luvmoney ($20,000); Hesperia Mint ($10,000 -- and the only woman pictured); Ransom A. Treasure ($5,000); Basil O. Cash ($1,000); and Cyrus Bonanza ($5,000). Starting with the (I believe) 1983 edition they stopped using the $500 bill, but since I still have my 1960 edition, we always play with the $500.
Response last updated by gtho4 on Mar 10 2018.
Apr 27 2013, 6:55 PM
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