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Cash Department

I" Circular No. 282 ]
L May 27, 1920 J

New Counterfeit Notes
To all Banks, Trust Companies and Savings Banks
in the Second Federal Reserve District:
The attention of banking institutions is called to a new counterfeit $10 Federal
Reserve note and $5 National Bank note described by the Secret Service Division of the
Treasury Depaitment, Washington, in its Circular Letters Nos. 444 and 445 as follows:

$10 Federal Reserve Note
" O n the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia; check letter 'B*;
serial number F7066006A; portrait of Jackson; John Burke, Treasurer of the
United States; W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury.
" T h i s counterfeit is a very poor straight photographic note, no attempt
being made to color the seal and serial numbers on the face of the note. The
back of the note has been colored with a green crayon pencil.
I t has been
passed in New Orleans, and is the same workmanship as the $100 note described in our circular letter No. 439, which note was also passed in New

$5 National Bank Note
" O n the First National Bank of the City of New York, New York; check
letter ' L ' ; face plate No. 4; charter N o . 29; portrait of Harrison; J . W. Lyons,
Register of the Treasury; Ellis H . Roberts, Treasurer of the United States;
series of 190L2.
" T h i s is a fairly deceptive photo-mechanical counterfeit note, printed on
one piece of a good grade of bond paper, with red and blue ink lines to imitate
the silk fibre of the genuine note. The coloring of the seal and numbers on
the face of the note is very good. The back of the note is very poor. This
counterfeit was first passed in Philadelphia."

Very truly yours,

Acting Governor

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