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Q: What was the first issue of U.S. currency produced due to the U.S. entrance to WWII? What month and year was it issued, and why?

 

 

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Hawaii overprint currency in June 1942. They were issued in case of attack by Japan on Hawaii any capture notes by the Japanese would easily be recognized as all non stamp currency was too be turned in and eventually no other paper currency could be used except under special permission.

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On June 25, 1942, new overprinted notes were first issued. Series 1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Series 1934 $5 and $20 Federal Reserve Notes, and Series 1934A $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco were issued with brown treasury seals and serial numbers.

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On June 25, 1942, new overprinted notes were first issued. Series 1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Series 1934 $5 and $20 Federal Reserve Notes, and Series 1934A $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco were issued with brown treasury seals and serial numbers.

 

It was printed for use in Hawaii in case Hawaii was taken over by the enemy, and the currency could easily be identified and declared worthless.

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June 25, 1942: Series 1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Series 1934 $5 and $20 Federal Reserve Notes, and Series 1934A $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco were issued with brown treasury seals and serial numbers. Overprints of the word HAWAII were made; two small overprints to the sides of the obverse of the bill between the border and both the treasury seal and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco seal, and huge outlined HAWAII lettering dominating the reverse.

 

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Q: What was the first issue of U.S. currency produced due to the U.S. entrance to WWII? What month and year was it issued, and why?

 

A: 1935-A Hawaii Overprint Series. July 1942. So if Hawaii was lost during the war, and the currency captured by the enemy, it could not be used anywhere.

 

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