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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF N E W YORK

I" Circular No. 3791
[ J u n e 15, 1921. J

Cash Department

New Counterfeit $5 Federal Reserve Note
To All Banks, Trust Companies and Savings Banks
in the Second Federal Reserve District:
Another counterfeit note in imitation of a $5 Federal Reserve note has been
found in circulation and is described fully by the Treasury Department in its circular
letter N o . 469 as follows :
"On the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ohio; check letter ' B ' ;
series 1914; John Burke, Treasurer of the United States; D . F . Houston,
Secretary of the Treasury; portrait of Lincoln.

The number of the specimen

at hand is D19767990A, and bears back plate N o . 793.

The face plate

number is indecipherable.
"This is a straight photographic production on two pieces of paper,
pasted together, with coarse silk fiber between to imitate the threads of the
genuine.

The coloring of the seal and numbers is very good, but t h a t of

t h e back of the note is poor.




T h e face of the note is very deceptive."
Very truly yours,
BENJ.

STRONG

Governor


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102