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VALUES OF FOREIGN MONETARY UNITS (AT PAR AS REGARDS GOLD UNITS; NONGOLD UNITS

HAVE NO FIXED PAR WITH GOLD) —continued

Country

Monetary unit

Value

in terms of United States money

Remarks

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Newfoundland and Canadian potes legal tender.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended and export

of gold restricted, Aug. 5, 1914; exchange regula

tions Dec. 1931. Embargo on gold exports Nov. 13, 1931, Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29,

1931. U.S. money is principal circulating medium. Paraguayan paper currency is used; exchange con.

trol established June 28, 1932. Obligation to pay out gold deferred Mar. 13, 1932;

exchange control established Mar. 1, 1936. Conversion of notes into gold suspended May 18,

1932.
By act approved Mar. 16, 1935.
Exchange control established Apr. 27, 1936.
Gold exchange standard suspended Dec. 31, 1931.
Exchange control established May 18, 1932.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended Oct. 7,

1931.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended May 11,

1932.

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British pound sterling and Straits dollar and hall

dollar legal tender. Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29,

1931. Order of Federal Council enacted Sept. 27, 1936,

instructed the Swiss National Bank to maintain the gold parity of the franc at a value ranging

between 190 and 215 milligrams of fine gold. 100 piasters equal to the Turkish £; conversion of

notes into gold suspended 1916; exchange con.

trol established Feb. 26, 1930. Conversion of notes into gold suspended Dec. 28,

1932.

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Conversion of notes into gold suspended Aug. 2,

1914; exchange control established Sept. 7, 1931.
New gold content of .585018 grams of pure gold
per peso established by monetary law of Jan. 12,

1938.
Exchange control established Dec. 12, 1936.
Exchange control established Oct. 7, 1931.

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(d) Quarter beginning October 1, 1939. The following estimates by the Director of the Mint of the values of foreign monetary units are hereby proclaimed to be the values of such units in terms of the money of account of the United States that are to be followed in estimating the value of all foreign merchandise exported to the United States during the quarter beginning Oct. 1, 1939, expressed in any such foreign monetary units: Provided, however, That if no such value has been proclaimed, or if the value so proclaimed varies by 5 percent or more from a value measured by the buying rate in the New York market at noon on the day of exportation, conversion shall be made at a value measured by such buying rate as determined and certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and published by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the provisions of section 522. title IV, of the Tariff Act of 1930.

VALUES OF FOREIGN MONETARY UNITS (AT PAR AS REGARDS GOLD UNITS; NONGOLD UNITS

HAVE NO FIXED PAR WITH GOLD)

Country

Monetary unit

Value in terms

of United States money

Remarks

. 1695

. 7879

Argentine Republic... Peso.

$1.6335 Given valuation is of gold peso. Paper nominally converti.

ble at 44% of face value. Conversion suspended Dec.

16, 1929. Australia.

Pound.

8. 2397 Control of gold stocks and exports authorized Dec. 17, 1929. Belgium. Belga.

By decree of Mar. 31, 1936." One belga equals 5 Belgian

francs. Bolivia.. Boliviano.

6180 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 23, 1931. Brazil. Milreis..

.0606

Based upon official rate for milreis in terms of the dollar as

announced by the Bank of Brazil. Conversion of Stabilization Office notes into gold suspended Nov. 22,

1930. British Honduras.. Dollar.

1. 6931 Conversion of notes suspended. Bulgaria... Lev.

.0122 Exchange control established Oct. 15, 1931. Canada.

Dollar

1. 6931 Embargo on export of gold, Oct. 19, 1931; redemption of

Dominion notes in gold suspended Apr. 10, 1933.
Chile..
Peso.

2060 Given valuation is of gold peso. Gold pesos are received

for conversion at the rate of 4 paper pesos for one gold

peso. Conversion of notes suspended July 30, 1931. China.... Yuan..

Silver standard abandoned by decree of Nov. 3, 1935; bank

notes made legal tender under Currency Board control; exchange rate for British currency primarily fixed at

about is. 244 d., or about 2942¢ U. 8., per yuan. Hong Kong. Dollar.

Treasury notes and notes of the three banks of issue made

legal tender by silver nationalization ordinance of Dec. 5,

1935; exchange fund created to control exchange rate. Colombia...... Peso.

. 5714 Obligation to sell gold suspended Sept. 24, 1931. New gold

content of .56424 grams of gold 10 fine established by

monetary law of Nov. 19, 1938, effective Nov. 30, 1938. Costa Rica... Colon..

Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 18, 1914;

exchange control established Jan. 16, 1932. Cuba..

Peso.

1.0000 By law of May 25, 1934. Czechoslovakia

Koruna. Denmark Krone.

. 4537 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29, 1931. Dominican Republic.. Dollar

1. 6931 U.S. money is principal circulating medium. Ecuador. Sucre

.3386 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Feb. 9, 1932. Egypt.

Pound (100 piasters). 8. 3692 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 21, 1931. Estonia Kroon

.4537 Conversion of notes into gold suspended June 28, 1933. Finland Markka.

.0426 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Oct. 12, 1931. France Franc

Provisions of monetary law of Oct. 1, 1936, providing for

gold content of franc, superseded by decree of June 30, 1937, which stated that the gold content of the franc shall be fixed ultimately by a decree adopted by the Council

of Ministers. Until issuance of such decree a stabilization fund shall regulate the relationship between the sranc and

foreign currencies. Germany. Reichsmark.

4033 Exchange control established July 13, 1931. Great Britain. Pound Sterling 8. 2397 Obligation to sell gold at legal monetary par suspended

Sept. 21, 1931.
Greece..
Drachma.

0220 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Apr. 26. 1932. Guatemala

Quetzal.

1. 6931 Conversion of potes into gold suspended Mar. 6, 1933. Haiti. Gourde.

2000 National bank notes redeemable on demand in U. 8.

dollars. Honduras. Lempira..

8466 Gold exports prohibited Mar. 27, 1931; lempira circulates as

equivalent of half of U. S. dollar. Hungary Pengö.

2961 Exchange control established July 17, 1931. India (British).. Rupee.

.6180 Obligation to sell gold at legal monetary Par suspended

Sept. 21, 1931.
Indo-China.
Piaster..

Piaster pegged to French franc at the rate of 1 plaster = 10

French francs; conversion of notes into gold suspended

Oct. 2, 1936. Ireland.

Pound.

8. 2397 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 21, 1931. Italy Lira...

.0526

New gold content of 46.77 milligrams of fine gold per lira

established by monetary law of Oct. 5, 1936. Japan. Yen.

.8440

Embargo on gold exports Dec. 13. 1931.
Latvia.
Lat.

Currency pegged to sterling Sept. 28. 1936, at 2,522 lati

£100. Liberia Dollar.

1. 6931 British money is principal circulating medium. Lithuania. Litas.

. 1693 Free export of gold suspended Oct. 1, 1935. Mexico... Peso.

Decree of Aug 28. 1936, left the inonetary unit, the peso, to

be later defined by law.. Netherlands and col. Guilder (florin). 6806 Suspension of convertibility of notes into gold and restriconies.

tions placed on free gold exports—Sept 26, 1936; gold er

port prohibition repealed by decree June 28, 1938. Newfoundland.... Dollar

1. 6931 Newfoundland and Canadian notes legal iender.

VALUES OF FOREIGN MONETARY UNITS (AT PAR AS REGARDS GOLD UNITS; NONGOLD UNITS

HAVE NO FIXED PAR WITH GOLD) - continued

Country

Monetary unit

Value in terms

of United States money

Remarks

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Conversion of notes into gold suspended and export of gold

restricted, Aug. 5, 1914; exchange regulations Dec. 1931.
Embargo on gold exports Nov. 13, 1931.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29, 1931.
U. 8. money is principal circulating medium.
Paraguayan paper currency is used; exchange control

established June 28, 1932.
Obligation to pay out gold deferred Mar. 13, 1932; exchange

control established Mar. 1, 1936.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended May 18, 1932.
By act approved Mar. 16, 1935.
Exchange control established Apr. 27, 1936.
Gold exchange standard suspended Dec. 31, 1931.
Exchange control established May 18, 1932.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended Oct. 7, 1931.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended May 11, 1932.
British pound sterling and Straits dollar and half dollar legal

tender.
Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29, 1931.
Order of Federal Council enacted Sept. 27, 1936, instructed

the Swiss National Bank to maintain the gold parity of the franc at a value ranging between 190 and 215 milligrams of fine gold. 100 piasters equal to the Turkish £; conversion of notes into

gold suspended 1916; exchange control established Feb. 26,

1930. Conversion of notes into gold suspended Dec. 28, 1932.

. 9613

Krona.
Franc.

. 4537

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Conversion of notes into gold suspended Aug. 2, 1914; ex.

change control established Sept. 7, 1931. New gold con-
tent of .585018 grams of pure gold per peso established by

monetary law of Jan. 12, 1938.
Exchange control established Dec. 12, 1936.
Exchange control established Oct. 7, 1931,

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(Sec. 25, 28 Stat. 552, sec. 522, 46 Stat. 739; 31 U.S.C. 372) (Dept. Circ. 1, Jan. 1, 1939, Apr. 1, 1939, July 1, 1939, Oct. 1, 1939; 4 F.R. 112, 1445, 2793, 4189]

CHAPTER II-OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF

ACCOUNTS AND DEPOSITS

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

PART 204—ISSUE OF DUPLICATES’ | or agent of the United States, the District

OF CHECKS OF THE UNITED of Columbia, or the District UnemploySTATES?

ment Compensation Board, on their be

half against an account or funds of the INTRODUCTORY

United States, the District of Columbia, Sec.

or the District Unemployment Compen204.0 Issuance and observance.

sation Board, including instruments isGENERAL REGULATIONS

sued by any corporation or other entity

owned or controlled by the United States, 204.1 Advice of nonreceipt or loss.

the funds of which are deposited and 204.2 Affidavit of nonreceipt or loss. 204.3 Issuance of duplicate.

covered into the Treasury of the United 204.4 In case the officer or agent of the States or deposited with the Treasurer

United States is dead or no longer of the United States are hereby estab

in the service of the United States. lished pursuant to the provisions of 204.5 Recovery of original. 204.6 Errors, erasures.

section 3646 of the Revised Statutes as 204.7 Penalty.

amended by section 9 of the Government INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXECUTING BOND

Losses in Shipment Act (50 Stat. 482), OF INDEMNITY

and by the Act of August 10, 1939 (53

Stat. 1359; 31 U.S.C., Sup., 528), and 204.8 Names and residence.

section 3647 of the Revised Statutes (31 204.9 Signature and seal. 204.10 Witnesses.

U.S.C. 119), as amended. The require204.11 Corporation as principal.

ments contained herein must be strictly 204.12 Unincorporated companies, joint observed except as the Secretary of the

stock companies, business trusts,

societies, lodges, etc. as principal. Treasury, being satisfied that observance 204.13 Partnerships.

thereof is not necessary to carry out the 204.14 Assumed business title.

purposes of the law and the regulations 204.15 Joint ownership. 204.16 Sureties.

in this part may waive or modify any 204.17 Sufficiency of sureties.

such requirement.** 204.18 Regulations superseded.

*$$ 204,0 to 204.18, inclusive, issued under INTRODUCTORY

the authority contained in R.S. 3646, sec. 9,

50 Stat. 482, secs, 5–7, 53 Stat. 1359, R.S. 3647, $ 204.0 Issuance and observance. The 35 Stat. 644, sec. 304, 42 Stat. 24; 31 US.C.

Sup., 528, 31 U.S.C. 119. regulations and instructions in this part The source of $ $ 204.0 to 204.18, inclusive. governing the issuance of duplicates of is Department Circular 327, Revised, Secrechecks drawn by a duly authorized officer tary of the Treasury, Oct. 27, 1939; 4 FR.

4447.

1 The word "duplicate" as used herein

GENERAL REGULATIONS means a “substitute, marked duplicate" as provided in section 9 of the Government $ 204.1 Advice 'of nonreceipt or loss. Losses in Shipment Act (50 Stat. 482) as In the event of the nonreceipt or loss of amended by secs. 5–7 of the Act of August 10, such a check, the owner, better to pro1939 (53 Stat. 1359; 31 U.S.C., Sup., 528).

2 All forms mentioned in this part were filled tect his interest, should immediately as a part of the original document with the notify the Treasurer of the United Division of the Federal Register. Copies may states or other drawee, describing the be obtained upon request from the office of the Commissioner of Accounts, U. S. Treasury check, stating the name of the officer Department, Washington, D. C.

or agent of the United States, the Dis

trict of Columbia, the District Unem- | which it was issued, the drawer will preployment Compensation Board, or the pare a duplicate, which must be an exact corporation or entity, by whom the transcript of the original, special care check was drawn, giving, if possible, its being taken that the number, date and date, number, and amount, and re- name of the payee correspond to those of questing that payment be stopped. the original. In the case of checks issued

Upon receipt of such request, if the on account of public-debt obligations and check is found to be outstanding, a transactions regarding the administrabond of indemnity (Form No. 2244 ortion of banking and currency laws, dupli2244a), or in appropriate cases an ap- cates may be issued without limitation plication Form 2244b or 2244c) will be of time. The drawer will then, without prepared in the Treasurer's office and delay, forward the bond (Form 2244 or transmitted for execution by the claim- 2244a) or application (Form 2244b or ant. The bond of indemnity or appli- 2244c) and the duplicate check to the cation, when duly executed according Secretary of the Treasury (Division of to instructions, must be transmitted to Bookkeeping and Warrants). The bond the drawer of the original check.* † or application and the information ob

§ 204.2 Affidavit of nonreceipt or loss. tained shall be examined by the Division An affidavit in substantially the form of Bookkeeping and Warrants, and if prescribed, Form 2244, 2244a, 2244b, or satisfactory, shall be approved and the 2244c, as the case may be, must be exe- duplicate check certified, by direction of cuted by the claimant and submitted to the Secretary, by the Chief or the Assistthe drawer of the original check, to- ant Chief, Division of Bookkeeping and gether with the bond of indemnity (Form Warrants. In the event the claimant is 2244 or 2244a), or application (Form someone other than the payee of the 2244b or 2244c), giving the claimant's original check, he should present clear name and residence in full, describing and satisfactory evidence of his ownerthe check, and all endorsements thereon, ship to the Division of Bookkeeping and showing the claimant's interest therein Warrants. Upon a finding by the Chief and detailing the circumstances attend- or the Assistant Chief of the Division ing its nonreceipt or loss. The affidavit that the claimant is the lawful owner of must be made and signed before a notary issued to the claimant, payable to such

the original check, a duplicate may be public or other officer authorized by law to administer oaths for general purposes,

claimant through an endorsement on bewho must certify that he administered half of the Secretary to that effect. the oath. If executed in a foreign coun- Certification of approval shall be made try, the affidavit must be made before a in writing on the application or bond as notary public or before a diplomatic or well as on the duplicate check. Any consular officer of the United States. duplicate issued pursuant to the regula

If a corporation, joint stock company, tions and instructions in this part, and business trust, or association is the certified as provided above, may, if propclaimant, an officer thereof must make erly endorsed, be paid subject to the same and sign the affidavit individually, but on

rules and regulations as apply to paybehalf of such corporation, joint stock ment of original checks; but no duplicate company, business trust, or association shall be paid if the original has already

been paid. If a partnership is the claimant, the instruction in the last sentence of

No bond of indemnity shall be re$ 204.13 should be followed.

quired in any of the following classes of

cases except as hereinafter provided: If the check is owned jointly, any joint owner having personal knowledge of the

(a) If the Secretary of the Treasury facts may execute the affidavit.* †

is satisfied that the loss, theft, destruc

tion, mutilation, or defacement, as the $ 204.3 Issuance of duplicate. After case may be, occurred without fault of the expiration of 30 days from the date the owner or holder and while the check of the original check, except in the case was in the custody or control of the of certain mutilated checks mentioned United States including the Postal Servhereinafter, and before the close of the ice when carrying mail for any officer, fiscal year following the fiscal year in employee, agent, or agency of the United

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