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FE D ER AL R E SE R V E B AN K O F D A L LA S
F IS C A L A G E N T O F T H E U N IT E D S T A T E S

Dallas, Texas, March 29, 1943

To All Banking Institutions, and Others Concerned,
in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District:
Reference is made to our circular letter of March 12, 1943, containing a
statement by Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, giving information
with respect to April financing.
There are transmitted to you herewith copies of Treasury Department
Circulars Nos. 708, 709, and 710, governing the offerings of 2
percent
Treasury Bonds of 1964-69, 2 percent Treasury Bonds of 1950-52, and
7 percent Treasury Certificates of Indebtedness of Series B-1944.
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For all classes of subscribers other than commercial banks subscription
books will be open April 12, 1943 for each offering, and will remain open
until further notice. For commercial banks, subscription books will be open
April 12, 1943 for the % percent Treasury certificates of indebtedness,
and will remain open until the close of business April 14, 1943, while the
books will be open April 28, 1943 for the 2 percent Treasury bonds and
will remain open until the close of business April 30, 1943. The
percent
Treasury Bonds of 1964-69 will not be eligible for subscription by com­
mercial banks for their own account.
There is also transmitted to you herewith a short-form table which
may be used in computing accrued interest to be collected on subscriptions
of less than $25,000 to any of the three new issues. The exact decimal
as given in the circulars should be used in computing accrued interest on
subscriptions of $25,000 or more. No accrued interest need be collected on
subscriptions of $500 or $1,000 for either of the two bond issues. Interest
on subscriptions should be figured to the date funds will be available at
this bank.
Yours very truly,
R. R. GILBERT
President

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UNITED S T A T E S O F AM E R IC A
TW O

AND

O N E -H A L F

PERCENT TREASU RY

B O N D S O F 1964-69

Dated and bearing interest from April 15, 1943

Due June 15, 1969

REDEEMABLE AT THE OPTION OF THE UNITED STATES AT PAR AND ACCRUED
INTEREST ON AND AFTER JUNE 15,1964
Interest payable June 15 and December 15

Department

1943
Circular

No.

TR EASU R Y DEPARTM ENT,
Office o f the Secretary,
Washington, April 12, 1943.

708

Fiscal Service
Bureau of the Public Debt

I. OFFERING OF BONDS
1.
The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority of the Second Liberty Bond Act,
as amended, invites subscriptions, at par and accrued interest, from the people of the United States
for bonds of the United States, designated 2
percent Treasury Bonds of 1964-69. These bonds
will not be available for subscription, for their own account, by commercial banks, which are defined
for this purpose as banks accepting demand deposits. The amount of the offering is not specifically
limited.
II.

DESCRIPTION OF BONDS

1. The bonds will be dated April 15, 1943, and will bear interest from that date at the rate of
2 1 /2 percent per annum, payable on a semiannual basis on June 15 and December 15 in each year
until the principal amount becomes payable. They will mature June 15, 1969, but may be redeemed
at the option of the United States on and after June 15, 1964, in whole or in part, at par and
accrued interest, on any interest day or days, on 4 months’ notice of redemption given in such
manner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. In case of partial redemption the bonds
to be redeemed will be determined by such method as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the
Treasury. From the date of redemption designated in any such notice, interest on the bonds called
for redemption shall cease.
2. The income derived from the bonds shall be subject to all Federal taxes, now or hereafter
imposed. The bonds shall be subject to estate, inheritance, gift or other excise taxes, whether
Federal or State, but shall be exempt from all taxation now or hereafter imposed on the principal
or interest thereof by any State, or any of the possessions of the United States, or by any local
taxing authority.
3. The bonds will not be acceptable to secure deposits of public moneys before April 15, 1953;
they will not bear the circulation privilege, and they will not be entitled to any privilege of
conversion.
4. Bearer bonds with interest coupons attached, and bonds registered as to principal and
interest, will be issued in denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.
Provision will be made for the interchange of bonds of different denominations and of coupon and
registered bonds, and for the transfer of registered bonds, under rules and regulations prescribed
by the Secretary of the Treasury, except that they may not, before April 15, 1953, be transferred
to or be held by commercial banks, which are defined for this purpose as banks accepting demand
deposits. However, the bonds may be pledged as collateral for loans, including loans by commercial
banks, but any such bank acquiring such bonds before April 1.5, 1953, because of the failure of such
loans to be paid at maturity will be required to dispose of them in the same manner as they dispose
of other assets not eligible to be owned by banks.
5. Any bonds issued hereunder which upon the death of the owner constitute part of his estate,
will be redeemed at the option of the duly constituted representatives of the deceased owner’s
estate, at par and accrued interest to date of payment,1 Provided:
(a) that the bonds were actually owned by the decedent at the time of his death; and
(b) that the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to apply the entire proceeds of redemp­
tion to the payment of Federal estate taxes.
JAn exact half-year’s interest is computed for each full half-year period irrespective of the actual number of days in the half year. For
a fractional part of any half year, computation is on the basis of the actual number of days in such half year.

Registered bonds submitted for redemption hereunder must be duly assigned to “ The Secretary of
the Treasury for redemption, the proceeds to be paid to the Collector of Internal Revenue at
___________________________________________ for credit on Federal estate taxes due from estate of
_________________________________________ ” Owing to the periodic closing of the transfer books
and the impossibility of stopping payment of interest to the registered owner during the closed
period, registered bonds received after the closing of the books for payment during such closed
period will be paid only at par with a deduction of interest from the date of payment to the next
interest payment date;2 bonds received during the closed period for payment at a date after the
books reopen will be paid at par plus accrued interest from the reopening of the books to the date
of payment. In either case checks for the full six months interest due on the last day of the closed
period will be forwarded to the owner in due course. All bonds submitted must be accompanied by
Form PD 1782,3 properly completed, signed and sworn to, and by a certificate of the appointment
of the personal representatives, under seal of the court, dated not more than six months prior to
the submission of the bonds, which shall show that at the date thereof the appointment was still
in force and effect. Upon payment of the bonds appropriate memorandum receipt will be forwarded
to the representatives, which will be followed in due course by formal receipt from the Collector of
Internal Revenue.
6.
Except as provided in the preceding paragraphs, the bonds will be subject to the general
regulations of the Treasury Department, now or hereafter prescribed, governing United States
bonds.
III. SUBSCRIPTION AND ALLOTMENT
1. Subscriptions will be received at the Federal Reserve banks and branches and at the Treas­
ury Department, Washington. Banking institutions generally may submit subscriptions for account
of customers, but only the Federal Reserve banks and the Treasury Department are authorized to
act as official agencies. Subscriptions must be accompanied by payment in full for the amount of
bonds applied for.
2. The Secretary of the Treasury reserves the right to reject any subscription, in whole or in
part, to allot less than the amount of bonds applied for, and to close the books as to any or all sub­
scriptions at any time without notice; and any action he may take in these respects shall be final.
Subject to these reservations, all subscriptions will be allotted in full. Allotment notices will be sent
out promptly upon allotment.
IV. PAYMENT
1. Payment at par and accrued interest, if any, for bonds allotted hereunder must be made on
or before April 15, 1943, or on later allotment. One day’s accrued interest is $0.06868 per $1,000.
Any qualified depositary will be permitted to make payment by credit for bonds allotted to its cus­
tomers up to any amount for which it shall be qualified in excess of existing deposits, when so
notified by the Federal Reserve bank of its district.
V. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. As fiscal agents of the United States, Federal Reserve banks are authorized and requested
to receive subscriptions, to make allotments up to the amounts indicated by the Secretary of the
Treasury to the Federal Reserve banks of the respective districts, to issue allotment notices, to
receive payment for bonds allotted, to make delivery of bonds on full-paid subscriptions allotted,
and they may issue interim receipts pending delivery of the definitive bonds.
2. The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time, or from time to time, prescribe supple­
mental or amendatory rules and regulations governing the offering, which will be communicated
promptly to the Federal Reserve banks.
HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR.,
Secretary of the Treasury.

2The transfer books are closed from May 16 to June 15, and from November 16 to December 15 (both dates inclusive) in each year.
sCoi>ies o f Form PD 1782 may be obtained from any Federal Reserve bank or from the Treasury Department, Washington, I). C.

UNITED S T A T E S O F AM E R IC A
TW O

PERCENT TREASU RY

BONDS

OF

1 9 5 0 -5 2

Dated and bearing interest from April 15, 1943
Due September 15, 1952
REDEEMABLE AT THE OPTION OF THE UNITED STATES AT PAR AND ACCRUED
INTEREST ON AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 15, 1950
Interest payable March 15 and September 15
Department

1943
Circular

No.

TR EASU R Y DEPARTM ENT,
Office of the Secretary,
W ashington, April 12, 1943,

709

Fiscal Service
Bureau of the Public Debt

I. OFFERING OF BONDS

1. The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as
amended, invites subscriptions, at par and accrued interest, from the people of the United States for
bonds of the United States, designated 2 percent Treasury Bonds of 1950-52. The amount of the
offering is not specifically limited, although allotments to commercial banks, which are defined for
this purpose as banks accepting demand deposits, for their own account will be limited to $2,000,000,000, or thereabouts. The books will be open today and until further notice for the receipt of
subscriptions from others than commercial banks for their own account, and on April 28, April 29
and April 30 for the receipt of subscriptions from commercial banks for their own account.

. _ II. DESCRIPTION OF BONDS
1. The bonds will be dated April 15, 1943, and will bear interest from that date at the rate of 2
percent per annum, payable on a semiannual basis on September 15, 1943, and thereafter on March
15 and September 15 in each year until the principal amount becomes payable. They will mature
September 15, 1952, but may be redeemed at the option of the United States on and after September
15, 1950, in whole or in part, at par and accrued interest, on any interest day or days, on 4 months’
notice of redemption given in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. In case
of partial redemption the bonds to be redeemed will be determined by such method as may be pre­
scribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. From the date of redemption designated in any such
notice, interest on the bonds called for redemption shall cease.
2. The income derived from the bonds shall be subject to all Federal taxes, now or hereafter
imposed. The bonds shall be subject to estate, inheritance, gift or other excise taxes, whether
Federal or State, but shall be exempt from all taxation now or hereafter imposed on the principal or
interest thereof by any State, or any of the possessions of the United States, or by any local taxing
authority.
3. The bonds will be acceptable to secure deposits of public moneys, but will not bear the circu­
lation privilege and will not be entitled to any privilege of conversion.
4. Bearer bonds with interest coupons attached, and bonds registered as to principal and inter­
est, will be issued in denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. Provi­
sion will be made for the interchange of bonds of different denominations and of coupon and regis­
tered bonds, and for the transfer of registered bonds, under rules and regulations prescribed by the
Secretary of the Treasury.5
5. The bonds will be subject to the general regulations of the Treasury Department, now or here­
after prescribed, governing United States bonds.

III. SUBSCRIPTION AND ALLOTMENT

1. Subscriptions will be received at the Federal Reserve banks and branches and at the Treas­
ury Department, Washington. Commercial banks are requested not to buy the securities which
may be allotted hereunder to others during the period the subscription books remain open. Bank­
ing institutions generally may submit subscriptions for account of customers, but only the Federal
Reserve banks and the Treasury Department are authorized to act as official agencies. Securities
dealers and brokers will not be permitted to enter subscriptions for their customers except through
banking institutions. Subscriptions from commercial banks for their own account will be received
without deposit. All other subscriptions must be accompanied by payment in full for the amount
of bonds applied for.

2. The Secretary of the Treasury reserves the right to reject any subscription, in whole or in
part, to allot less than fhe amount of bonds applied for, and to close the books as to any or all sub­
scriptions at any time without notice; and any action he may take in these respects shall be final.
Subject to these reservations, subscriptions for amounts up to and including $100,000 from commer­
cial banks, and subscriptions in any amount from all other subscribers, will be allotted in fu ll; sub­
scriptions for amounts over $100,000 from commercial banks will be allotted on an equal percentage
basis, to be publicly announced. Allotment notices will be sent out promptly upon allotment.
IV. PAYMENT
1.
Payment at par and accrued interest, if any, for bonds allotted hereunder to or for the ac­
count of others than commercial banks must be made on or before April 15, 1943, or on later allot­
ment. Payment at par and accrued interest to May 10, 1943, for bonds allotted hereunder to com­
mercial banks must be made on that date. One day’s accrued interest is $0.05435 per $1,000. Any
qualified depositary will be permitted to make payment by credit for bonds allotted to it for itself and
its customers up to any amount for which it shall be qualified in excess of existing deposits, when so
notified by the Federal Reserve bank of its district.
V. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. As fiscal agents of the United States, Federal Reserve banks are authorized and requested
to receive subscriptions, to make allotments on the basis and up to the amounts indicated by the
Secretary of the Treasury to the Federal Reserve banks of the respective districts, to issue allot­
ment notices, to receive payment for bonds allotted, to make delivery of bonds on full-paid subscrip­
tions allotted, and they may issue interim receipts pending delivery of the definitive bonds.
2. The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time, or from time to time, prescribe supplemental
or amendatory rules and regulations governing the offering, which will be communicated promptly to
the Federal Reserve banks.
HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR.,
Secretary of the Treasury.

UNITED S T A T E S O F AM E R IC A
S E V E N -E IG H T H S P E R C E N T T R E A S U R Y

CE R T IF IC A T E S O F IN D E B T E D N E SS OF

S E R IE S B -1 9 4 4

Dated and bearing interest from April 15, 1943
1943
Department Circular No. 710
Fiscal Service
Bureau of the Public Debt

Due April 1, 1944

TR EA SU R Y DEPARTM ENT,
Office o f the Secretary,
W ashington, April 12, 1943.

I. OFFERING OF CERTIFICATES
1.
The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the authority of the Second Liberty Bond Act,
as amended, invites subscriptions, at par and accrued interest, from the people of the United States
for certificates of indebtedness of the United States, designated % percent Treasury Certificates of
Indebtedness of Series B-1944. The amount of the offering is not specifically limited, although allot­
ments to commercial banks, which are defined for this purpose as banks accepting demand deposits,
for their own account will be limited to $2,000,000,000, or thereabouts. The books will be open today
and until further notice for the receipt of subscriptions from others than commercial banks for
their own account, and today, April 13 and April 14 for the receipt of subscriptions from commer­
cial banks for their own account.
II.

DESCRIPTION OF CERTIFICATES

1. The certificates will be dated April 15, 1943, and will bear interest from that date at the
rate of % percent per annum, payable on a semiannual basis on October 1, 1943, and April 1, 1944.
They will mature April 1, 1944, and will not be subject to call for redemption prior to maturity.
2. The income derived from the certificates shall be subject to all Federal taxes, now or here­
after imposed. The certificates shall be subject to estate, inheritance, gift or other excise taxes,
whether Federal or State, but shall be exempt from all taxation now or hereafter imposed on the
principal or interest thereof by any State, or any of the possessions of the United States, or by any
local taxing authority.
3. The certificates will be acceptable to secure deposits of public moneys. They will not be
acceptable in payment of taxes and will not bear the circulation privilege.
4. Bearer certificates with two interest coupons attached will be issued in denominations of
$1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. The certificates will not be issued in registered
form.
5.
The certificates will be subject to the general regulations of the Treasury Department, now
or hereafter prescribed, governing United States certificates.
III. SUBSCRIPTION AND ALLOTMENT
1. Subscriptions will be received at the Federal Reserve banks and branches and at the Treas­
ury Department, Washington. Commercial banks are requested not to buy the securities which
may be allotted hereunder to others during the period the subscription books remain open. Bank­
ing institutions generally may submit subscriptions for account of customers, but only the Federal
Reserve banks and the Treasury Department are authorized to act as official agencies. Securities
dealers and brokers will not be permitted to enter subscriptions for their customers except through
banking institutions. Subscriptions from commercial banks for their own account will be received
without deposit. All other subscriptions must be accompanied by payment in full for the amount
of certificates applied for.
2. The Secretary of the Treasury reserves the right to reject any subscription, in whole or in
part, to allot less than the amount of certificates applied for, and to close the books as to any or all
subscriptions at any time without notice; and any action he may take in these respects shall be
final. Subject to these reservations, subscriptions for amounts up to and including $100,000 from
commercial banks, and subscriptions in any amount from all other subscribers, will be allotted in
full; subscriptions for amounts over $100,000 from commercial banks will be allotted on an equal
percentage basis, to be publicly announced. Allotment notices will be sent out promptly upon
allotment.

IV. PAYMENT
1. Payment at par and accrued interest, if any, for certificates allotted hereunder to or for
the account of others than commercial banks must be made on or before April 15, 1943, or on
later allotment. Payment at par and accrued interest to April 22, 1943, for certificates allotted
hereunder to commercial banks must be made on that date. One day’s accrued interest is $0.02391
per $1,000. Any qualified depositary will be permitted to make payment by credit for certificates
allotted to it for itself and its customers up to any amount for which it shall be qualified in excess
of existing deposits, when so notified by the Federal Reserve bank of its district.
V. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. As fiscal agents of the United States, Federal Reserve banks are authorized and requested
to receive subscriptions, to make allotments on the basis and up to the amounts indicated by the
Secretary of the Treasury to the Federal Reserve banks of the respective districts, to issue allot­
ment notices, to receive payment for certificates allotted, to make delivery of certificates on fullpaid subscriptions allotted, and they may issue interim receipts pending delivery of the definitive
certificates.
2. The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time, or from time to time, prescribe supple­
mental or amendatory rules and regulations governing the offering, which will be communicated
promptly to the Federal Reserve banks.
HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR.,
Secretary of the Treasury.