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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.

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