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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF N E W YORK [Circular No. 327] [December 15,192uJ Department New Counterfeit $5 Federal Reserve Note To all Banks, Trust Companies and Savings Banks in the Second Federal Reserve District: Another new counterfeit $5 Federal Reserve note is brought of banking institutions in this Federal Reserve District. to the attention The Secret Service Division of the Treasury Department describes the note in its circular letter N o . 456, as follows: " O n the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; check letter ' D ' ; face plate N o . 143; W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury; John Burke, Treasurer of the United States; portrait of Lincoln. " T h i s counterfeit is printed from photo-mechanical plates, of poor workmanship, on fair quality of paper, without silk threads or imitation of them. figures The number of the specimen of this number are larger than separated. a t hand is G3061324A. the genuine, and more widely The portrait of Lincoln is much darker than the genuine. seal is green, instead of blue. The The The back of the note is more deceptive than the face." Very truly yours, J. H. CASE, Acting Governor