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AREA CODE 2 1 2 7 3 2 - 5 7 0 0

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February 17, 1972

$20 COUNTERFEIT FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

To All Banks in the
Second Federal Reserve District:
The United States Secret Service has asked us to inform you that
counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve notes are currently in circulation in the
New York metropolitan area. Your tellers and customers should be warned to
be on the alert for these counterfeits.
The Secret Service has supplied the following description of these
$20 counterfeits, all purporting to be notes of the Federal Reserve Bank of
New York, Series 1969:
Check
Letter

Face
Plate No,

Back
Plate No,

Check
Letter

Face
Plate No.

Back
Plate No,

5
5

missing

I
I
I
I

5
5
55
55

98
3
8
0

L
L
L
L

55
55
55
55

3
0
8
98

D
D
D
D
D
D
D

missing
missing

55
55
55

missing
missing

8
88

The description also indicates:
"The serial numbers on all notes vary, and
there is no attempt made to simulate the red and blue fibers found in genuine
currency.
Several Treasury seals have been used on these counterfeits, and
both sides of the notes have been tinted with a greenish colored ink."
All counterfeit currency received from any source should be marked for
identification and forwarded promptly, together with any information concerning
the source of such notes, to the nearest office of the U. S. Secret Service,
rather than to Washington, D. C.
In this District, the Secret Service has offices
in the Federal Office Building, 90 Church Street, New York City (mail address:
P.Oo Box 804, Church Street Station, New York, N. Y. 10008); in the Main Post
Office Building, Syracuse, N. Y. 13201; in the United States Court House, Buffalo,
N. Y. 14202; and in the Post Office Building, Federal Square, Newark, N. J. 07102.
For additional information, call the U e S. Secret Service at any time (telephone
number 212-264-7204).
Additional copies of this letter will be furnished upon request.




ALFRED HAYES,
President.

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