Working day and night, for a week, a Taiwanese forensic expert pieced together two hundred bank notes. The notes were accidentally shredded by a factory owner in an industrial scrap machine.
If at least 75 percent of the original is intact a replacement can be claimed under Taiwanese law.
Justice ministry official Liu Hui-fen, a handwriting expert, added repair of bank notes to her services offered over the past few years. She indicated of the hundreds of cases given to her so far it was her toughest assignment yet.
The BBC reports: “She said she located the Chinese character "guo", or country, on each note, and then worked outwards.” "I was so happy whenever I was able to put a piece into its right place," she stated.
When finished the notes were stated to be acceptable to the Central Bank and would be honored.