There should a money tag or if there already are appropriate tags for money related law they should be easier to find. I just asked this question and wanted to tag it money:

What are the legal implications of "finding" money?

If that's an appropriate tag, someone please add it.

  • Are there special rules around the treatment of money, or is it treated like other property?
    – jimsug
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:38
  • You mean on this SE or as a matter of law? In either case, I have no idea! I just think it would be helpful for organizing questions. Aug 5, 2015 at 1:42

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We created because there are special laws about "money" that don't apply to less fungible forms of "property."

However, in the referenced question it's unclear that any such special characteristics are involved, so it is presently tagged .

As examples:

  1. "Money" can concern "negotiable" instruments and "legal tender." I.e., property and contracts that must be accepted for the satisfaction of debts.
  2. One can get into legal trouble for attempting to cross a national border with more than $10k in undeclared "money," but not the same value of less fungible "property."
  • The money tag is probably going to disappear overnight unless it's assigned to a question, though.
    – jimsug
    Aug 6, 2015 at 5:31
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    Disappears overnight? Yet another unfortunate but common characteristic of money ;)
    – feetwet Mod
    Aug 6, 2015 at 5:47
  • ... aaand it's gone :/
    – jimsug
    Aug 7, 2015 at 23:21
  • Wah! All my work writing that wiki! Gone, like teardrops in the rain!
    – feetwet Mod
    Aug 8, 2015 at 0:17

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