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FEDERAL R E SE R V E BANK
OF NEW YORK

r Circular No. 3 6 4 7 1
L January 22, 1951 J

A CALL FOR PENNIES

T o all Banking Institutions
in the Second Federal R eserv e D istrict:

W hile more pennies are in existence today than ever before, it is important that
a better distribution be effected. Because our supply of pennies has been greatly
limited, we have been unable to meet the requests o f member banks and others for
pennies, and the available supply has been apportioned under an informal rationing
system. Many banks throughout the District have in turn been unable to meet the
requests of their own depositors and have found it necessary to restrict the distribu­
tion o f pennies to them.
In order to effect a better distribution o f pennies to meet the needs o f banking
and business, will you please send us all pennies in excess o f your absolute needs,
and urge both your depositors and your employees to return their coin savings to
circulation as promptly as possible. The cooperation of banks, businesses and
individuals in this respect will help in meeting the needs of business and, by lessening
the demand fo r new coins, will ease the production strain on the mints.
Pennies may be sent to us at our expense by express or by insured fourth-class
mail where express facilities are not available.




A

llan

S

proul,

President.

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