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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2200 N. PEARL ST.
DALLAS, TX 75201-2272

February 2, 2006
Notice 06-09

TO: The Chief Operating Officer of each
financial institution and others concerned
in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District

SUBJECT
Distribution Plan for the New $10 Notes
DETAILS
As you know, the U.S. Treasury is issuing redesigned $10 notes in an effort to stay ahead
of counterfeiting. The new $10 note, which is the third denomination to be redesigned in the
series, includes subtle shades of orange, yellow, and red along with images of the Statue of
Liberty’s torch and the words “We the People” from the U.S. Constitution. The redesigned
currency will be safer, smarter, and more secure: safer because it is harder to counterfeit and
easier to check; smarter to stay ahead of tech-savvy counterfeiters; and more secure to protect
the integrity of U.S. currency. The Series 2004A $10 notes will be issued on March 2, 2006.
New Currency Rollout
Beginning Thursday, March 2, 2006, and continuing through Friday, March 24, 2006, all
Federal Reserve offices will distribute the new $10 bills when filling customer orders for $10s.
All Federal Reserve offices have accumulated an inventory of the new notes for this purpose. If
the inventory of Series 2004 $10s at any specific office is exhausted before March 24, 2006, that
office will revert to the Federal Reserve’s regular practice of filling orders with fit notes.
Beginning March 27, all Federal Reserve offices will revert to filling orders with fit notes
or with new notes when fit notes are not available. The Federal Reserve System currently has an
inventory of previous Series 1996 $10 notes, which will be used to fill orders for $10s on and
after March 27 until the entire supply has been exhausted.

For additional copies, bankers and others are encouraged to use one of the following toll-free numbers in contacting the Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas: Dallas Office (800) 333-4460; El Paso Branch Intrastate (800) 592-1631, Interstate (800) 351-1012;
Houston Branch Intrastate (800) 392-4162, Interstate (800) 221-0363; San Antonio Branch Intrastate (800) 292-5810.

-2Previous series of $10 notes are not being recalled or devalued. Neither depository
institutions nor individuals need to exchange their older notes for the new series. Both the new
notes and the older design notes will co-circulate and continue to be honored at full face value.
However, in anticipation of strong public interest in the new notes, we encourage you to order
the new notes to meet your customers’ demands. Thus, the Federal Reserve will not enforce its
cross-shipping guidelines for $10 notes from March 2 through March 24, 2006.
MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the new $10 bills or to order free educational materials, please visit the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s web site at www.moneyfactory.com/newmoney. For
questions about the Series 2004A $10s or other cash matters, please contact our Cash Customer
Service staff at one the following numbers:
Dallas
Houston

(214) 922-6815
(713) 483-3634

El Paso
San Antonio

(915) 521-5279
(210) 978-1316

Previous Federal Reserve Bank notices are available on our web site at www.dallasfed.org/
banking/notices/index.html or by contacting the Public Affairs Department at (214) 922-5254.
Sincerely,

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