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CIRCULAR NO. 212 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK CASH DEPARTMENT October 2, 1919 NEW COUNTERFEIT $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE To ALL BANKS, TRUST COMPANIES AND SAVINGS BANKS IN THE SECOND FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT, DEAR SIRS: In its Circular No. 437, under date of September 26, 1919, the Secret Service Division of the Treasury Department, Washington, describes a new counterfeit SI silver certificate as follows: "Series of 1899; check letter'B;' plate number indistinct; Houston B. Teehee, Register of the Treasury; John Burke, Treasurer of the United States. This counterfeit is apparently printed from zinc-etched plates, on a single piece of paper bearing red and blue ink lines to imitate the silk fibre of the genuine. It is a very poor counterfeit, the only good features being the seal and large blue numeral, which are of good color and workmanship. The number of the note at hand is B93506725A, the figures appearing to be those of a metal numbering machine. The script lettering 'Washington, D. C.,' superimposed on the seal, looks as though it had been written by a poor penman. The note should not deceive a person exercising ordinary caution." For the information and guidance of banking institutions attention is called to this new counterfeit certificate. Yours very truly, BENJ. STRONG, Governor.