Due course holder versus simple holder
The advantage of a holder in due course over a simple holder of an instrument is that the holder in due course can:
A. Transfer the instrument to others, thus using it as a substitute for money.
B. Collect on the instrument even if it has been forged.
C. Collect punitive damages from a party who wrongly does not pay a negotiable instrument.
D. Collect on the instrument if the maker or drawer asserts a personal defense.
E. Endorse the instrument “without recourse” thus limiting his liability.