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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK
Circular No. 1836
April 19, 1938

Daylight Saving Time

To all Banks and Trust Companies in the Second
Federal Reserve District and Others Concerned:

"Daylight saving time" will be effective in the cities of New York
and Buffalo, New York, during the period from 2 a. m. on Sunday,
April 24, 1938, to 2 a. m. on Sunday, September 25, 1938. During this
period local time in the cities of New York and Buffalo, New York, will
be one hour in advance of Eastern Standard time, and this bank will
operate on such local time.




GEORGE L. HARRISON,

President.

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

April 22,

OF N E W YORK

1938.

NEW COUNTERFEIT
To Member Banks in the Second Federal
Reserve District and Others Concerned:
In a letter dated April 18, 1938, the Treasury Department, Secret Service
Division, describes a certain new counterfeit as follows:
f 100 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE
On the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California; 1928 A
Series; check letter M D W ; face plate No. 5; back plate No. 1; W. 0. Woods,
Treasurer of the United States; A# W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury;
portrait of Franklin; serial No, L00I43418A.
This production, printed on bleached genuine paper from excellently
etched plates retouched by hand, is of the same workmanship as the
counterfeit $100 notes, originating in Europe, described in circular
letter dated January 25, 1938.
In the four line text above the Federal Reserve Bank seal (enclosing the large letter L ) , in all words containing the letter S, the letter
S is slightly larger than the other letters and the period terminating
the last line is placed slightly out of position above the line. Under
the facsimile signature of the Secretary of the Treasury, the tops of the
letters CRE in Secretary are missing. The printed design on front and
back of the counterfeit is about 1/4 inch shorter than the genuine, the unprinted margins at either end being correspondingly wide.
Attention is directed to the fact that the serial numbering begins
with two ciphers prefixed by the letter L, which letter in much larger
size appears in the Federal Reserve Bank seal on the left side of the note.
The serial numbers may be changed on other counterfeits of this issue and
you are cautioned to watch for transposition of the ciphers of this particular number. It should be noted that this counterfeit bears the facsimile
signatures of a former Treasurer of the United States and a former Secretary
of the Treasury.
In view of the extremely deceptive character of this counterfeit, you
are requested to notify all handlers of currency to carefully watch for
this counterfeit among notes of this denomination and variety.
The Treasury Department has requested that any counterfeits which come to
the attention of banks or others be forwarded with all available information to the
office of the United States Secret Service having jurisdiction in their territory.
Offices of the Secret Service are located in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and
New York City, New York, and in Newark, New Jersey.



George L, Harrison,
President.

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK

April 22, 1938,

SEW COUNTERFEIT
To Member Banks in the Second Federal
Reserve District and Others Concerned:
In a letter dated April 18, 1938, the Treasury Department, Secret Service
Division, describes a certain new counterfeit as follows:
$10 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE
On the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York; Series of 1934;
check letter "Hff; face plate No, 85; back plate No. 428; W. A. Julian,
Treasurer of the United States; Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the
* Treasury; portrait of Hamilton; serial No. B13850356A.
This counterfeit is of the same workmanship as the counterfeit
$10 note described in circular letter dated March 24, 1938, differing
only in that the check letter has been changed to "H" and the serial
numbering prefixed by the letter B. The serial numbering may be
changed later and you are cautioned to watch for transposition of the
digits in this number.
The large word TEN which is overprinted by the Treasury seal is
outlined too heavily. In the portrait the hair lines at the top edge
of Hamilton's forehead are barely visible, and the line forming the
bridge of the nose is broken near the tip.
This counterfeit will deceive the unwary handler of currency and
you are requested to notify handlers of money to exercise caution in
handling notes of this variety and denomination*

The Treasury Department has requested that any counterfeits which come to
the attention of banks or others be forwarded with all available information to the
office of the United States Secret Service having jurisdiction in their territory.
Offices of the Secret Service are located in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and
Hew York City, New York, and in Newark, New Jersey•




George L. Harrison,
President*

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK
April 22, 1938.
HEW COUNTERFEIT
To Member Banks in the Second Federal
Reserve District and Others Concerned:
In a letter dated April 19, 1938, the Treasury Department, Secret Service
Division, describes a certain new counterfeit as follows:
|5 SILVER CERTIFICATE
1934 Series; check letter "A"; face plate No. 81; back plate No. 855;
W. A. Julian, Treasurer of the United States; Henry Morgenthau, Jr.,
Secretary of the Treasury; portrait of Lincoln.
This is a fairly deceptive production printed on one sheet of paper
from photo-etched plates of good workmanship.
Defective etching in the portrait has created a triangular white
spot in the hair on top of Lincoln's head. Under the left eye the shading is too heavy and it is too light under the right eye. Parts of the
large FIVE show plainly through the blue Treasury seal overprint, and
many of the points on the outer rim of the seal are rounded instead of
being sharp as in the genuine. The suffix A in the serial number is
crossed about midway; in the genuine the letter A is crossed near the
bottom of the letter. Both seal and serial numbering, are printed in dull,
lustreless blue.
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This counterfeit has also appeared bearing check letter "A", face
plate No. 513 and back plate No. 55.
To date, all specimens of these two notes bear serial numbers
B55810336A and B65810335A. The numbers may be changed or appear with the
same digits transposed. Care should be exercised in handling notes of
this type and denomination and you are requested to warn all money handlers
to watch for this counterfeit.

Treasury Department has requested that any counterfeits which come to
the attention of banks or others be forwarded with all available information to the
office of the United States Secret Service having jurisdiction in their territory.
Offices of the Secret Service are located in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and
New York City, New York, and in Newark, New Jersey.




George L» Harrison,
President,


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