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F IS C A L A G E N T O F T H E U NIT E D S T A T E S
D ALLAS. T E X A S 7 5 2 2 2

Circular No. 7^-331
December 10, 197^

To the Chief Executive Officer
of All Banking Institutions in the
Eleventh Federal Reserve District:

C O N F I D E N T I A L
Special Notice

The Department of the Treasury has requested this Bank
to notify all banking institutions in its District about the
appearance of counterfeit $100,000 Treasury bills, bearing the
issue date of October 7? 197b, and the due date of April 10, 1975.
The CUSIP number is shown as 912793 TK 2. Both the issue date and
CUSIP number are incorrect. There was no issue of Treasury bills
dated October 7, 197^-, the bills maturing April 10, 1975? were
issued on October _10, 197^-. The CUSIP number suffix TK2 identifies
bills with an issue date of November 1, 1973 5 and a maturity date
of May 2, I97J.
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According to the United States Secret Service, the
counterfeit bills seized to date bear the following serial numbers:
5^1 M+7B
5ia 451-5 + 165B
11 +

5I I 167B
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631 22kB - 631 251B

Except for the serial number, the entire face and reverse
of the counterfeits are printed by the offset method. No attempt
has been made to simulate the distinctive red and blue fibers.
The counterfeits are poor reproductions and appear to have
been copied from another counterfeit bill. The payment block has
an incorrect pattern, consisting entirely of oval-shaped circles.
The portrait is very poor and the word "Gallatin" below the portrait
is almost illegible.
Each bank should exercise care to insure that it does not
accept bills with the issue date, CUSIP number and other defects,
for collateral, redemption or other purposes. Some banks may wish
to examine for genuineness any $100,000 Treasury bills held in custody.

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If any counterfeit bills are discovered, the nearest
office of the U. S. Secret Service should be notified at once
by phone.
The Treasury has asked that dissemination of this
information be restricted to banking institutions.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Fiscal Agent of the United States


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