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FE D E R A L R E SE R V E BANK
O F NEW YORK
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October 1, 1947
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SH IP M E N T S O F P A P E R C U R R E N C Y IN T H E $1 D E N O M IN A T IO N A N D OF C O IN T O TH IS
B A N K D U R IN G T H E P R E SE N T R A I L W A Y E XP R E SS E M B A R G O

T o d ll M e m b e r a n d N o n m e m b e r B a n k s
i n th e S e c o n d F e d e r a l R e s e r v e D i s t r i c t :

In view of the curtailment of the service of the Railway Express Agency, Inc., as a conse­
quence of the local trucking strike, we have made the following temporary exceptions to the
general terms and conditions of our Circular No. 2883, dated January 1, 1945, entitled “ Ship­
ments of Paper Currency and Coin” :
1. Paragraph 9 provides that currency in the amount of $1 denomination totaling over $500
should be sent by express, charges collect. In instances where express service is unavailable for sending
currency in the $1 denomination to us, we will absorb the expense of any necessary shipments of such
currency sent to us by registered mail.
2. Paragraph 13 provides that all coin shipments should be sent by express, charges collect. In
instances where express service is unavailable for sending shipments of coin to us, we will absorb the
expense of any necessary shipments of such coin, provided (1) the shipments are sent by fourthclass mail, insured and (2) the value of the coin contained in each bag does not exceed $200. The tags
attached to the bags should be endorsed “ Examined at mailing office; contains only fourth-class mail” .

In order to keep at a minimum the extra expense of shipments to us of currency in the $1
denomination and of coin, banks are urged to refrain whenever possible from sending such
currency and coin during the period of the curtailment of express service, and to observe the
practice of interchanging fit currency and coin among themselves locally whenever feasible.
The above-stated exceptions to the provisions of Circular No. 2883 shall apply only during the
current curtailment of express service.
We will notify you promptly when you should resume express shipments of paper currency
and coin to us.




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