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F ed e r a l r e s e r v e Ba n k o f D a lla s

DALLAS, TEXAS

75222
C i r c u l a r No. 75-26
F e b r u a r y 10, 1975

NEW SERIES OF FOOD STAMPS

TO ALL BANKS IN THE
ELEVENTH FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT:
We h a v e been a d v is e d by the U .S . D epartment of A g r i c u l t u r e ,
Food a nd Nutrition S e r v ic e , that effective March 1, 1975, a new s e r i e s of
food stamps will be i n tr o d u c e d . T h e new s e r i e s eliminate s the 50C and
$2 coupons and in tr o d u c e s $1 and $10 coupons and a newly d e s ig n e d $5
coupon. T he new d e s i g n will in clud e a color change: $1 - b row n ; $5 p u r p le ; $10 - b l u e - g r e e n .
A pam p h let en titled " In tro d u c in g the New Food Stamp S e rie s "
is to be s en t to all b a n k s by the U . S . D ep artm en t of A g r i c u l t u r e , Food
and Nutrition S e r v ic e , in the n e a r f u t u r e .
As in the p a s t, to allow b e tte r control and fa s te r h a n d l i n g , the
p r o c e d u r e utilized in p r e p a r i n g the o ld - s t y l e coupons for transm ittal to
th is Bank o r its B ra n c h e s for p aym ent should be followed e x c e p t for the
following c h ang e s:
1.

T r a n s m it n e w - s t y l e coupons on Form MAIL-57.
A su p p ly of th e s e new forms will be s e n t to
you u n d e r s e p a r a te c o v e r .

2.

Continue to tra n s m it o l d - s t y l e coupons on e x ­
isting Form T R - 4 7 1 .

3.

Mixed d ep o sits of o l d - s t y l e and n e w - s t y l e cou­
pons tra n s m itte d on a s in g le tran sm ittal letter
will not be a c c e p te d .

This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org)

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4.

B eginnin g J u l y 1, 1975, b a n k s that a r e not
able to complete s t a n d a r d p a ck a g e s of 100 of
the o l d - s t y l e coupons may su bm it t h e i r odd
accum ula tions once a w e ek . O ld -s ty le cou­
po ns will be a cc e pte d t h r o u g h the close of
b u s i n e s s A u g u s t 4, 1975.

Your close attention and cooperation in this matter will p erm it
the p r o c e s s in g and c r e d itin g of y o u r d e p o sits in a minimum of time. If you
have any q u e stio n s c o n c e rn in g the new c o upons o r p r o c e d u r e s , p le a se call
any of the officials at this Bank o r its B ra n c h e s who a r e r e s p o n s ib le for
Food Stamp O p e ra tio n s.
S in c e re ly y o u r s ,
T . W. Plant
F ir s t Vice P r e s i d e n t


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