For the 2018 holiday season, the Federal Reserve Banks will process your holiday currency special requests during two separate ordering periods. All orders placed during the special ordering periods must be picked up from the Federal Reserve’s docks by the Friday following the last order day of each period. The 2018 dates are shown in the table below:

Special ordering
period begins
Special ordering
period ends
Special orders must be picked up by
October 26
November 1
November 2
November 30
December 6
December 7

Action Item:

Ensure your institution makes appropriate transit accommodations, as no orders will be held over to the following week.

Holiday currency order process

You may place an order for fit and/or new currency via the FedLine Web® Solution during the special ordering periods. If you desire both fit and new currency, you will need to place two separate orders — one for fit and one for new. All orders will be filled with your requested currency type, unless the supply has been temporarily exhausted.

Holiday currency ordering requirements

During the holiday currency special ordering periods, standard cash ordering requirements will remain in place. If your institution places two orders for any of your 10 non-priced designated endpoints — one for fit and one for new currency — the Uniform Cash Access Policy (UCAP) fee will be waived and reversed for the second order. Any additional orders placed beyond the second order, or for endpoints that do not meet the requirements for free access, will still be subject to the UCAP fee.

If your institution deposits fit currency in a denomination covered by the Recirculation Policy and then orders new currency in the same denomination within the same Federal Reserve Bank zone or sub-zone during the special ordering periods, any resulting cross-shipping fees will be waived for those weeks.

Additional resources

For additional information, visit the FedCash® Services page. If you have questions, please contact your local Federal Reserve Cash Services Department.