seriously weakens the safeguards designed to protect
As a Navy Photographers Mate, you may be asked
to copy United States and foreign financial certificates,
such as obligations and securities. These may be needed
for anything from the station newspaper to criminal
Provided below is information and conditions under
which you are permitted to make copies of United States
and foreign obligations and securities.
Paper Money, Checks, and Bonds
Printed illustrations of paper money, checks, bonds,
and other obligations and securities of the United States
and foreign governments are allowed for educational,
historical, and newsworthy purposes. Illustrations must
be in black and white and must be less than 3/4 or more
than 1 1/2 times the size of the genuine original. No
individual facsimiles of such obligations are permitted,
and no illustrations of paper money, checks, or bonds
may be in color.
To be permissible, an illustration must be
accompanied by educational, historical, or newsworthy
information relating directly to the item that is
illustrated. Illustrations used primarily for decorative or
eye-catching purposes are not allowed.
Motion-picture film and slides of paper money,
checks, bonds and other obligations and securities of the
United States and foreign governments are permitted in
black and white or in color for projection upon a screen
or for use in telecasting. Treasury regulations permit the
illustration of United States bonds in connection with a
campaign for the sale of such bonds.
United States and Foreign Postage Stamps
Printed illustrations of canceled and uncanceled
United States postage stamps are permissible for
articles, books, journals, newspapers, educational,
historical, and newsworthy purposes.
Black-and-white illustrations may be of any size.
Colored illustrations of canceled United States postage
stamps may be of any size. However, illustrations in
color of uncanceled United States postage stamps must
be less than 3/4 or more than 1 1/2 times the size of the
Printed illustrations of canceled foreign stamps in
black and white or color are permissible in any size and
for any purpose.
Black-and-white and color illustrations of
uncanceled foreign postage stamps are permitted for
educational, historical and newsworthy purposes,
Black-and-white illustrations may be of any size, but
color illustrations must be less than 3/4 or more than 1
1/2 times the size of the genuine stamp.
Motion picture films and slides of the United States
and foreign postage stamps are permissible in black and
white or in color for projection upon a screen or for use
Regulations for printed illustrations of United States
and foreign revenue stamps are the same as for postage
stamps, except colored illustrations of United States
revenue stamps are not permitted.
Photographs or printed illustrations, motion-picture
film or slides of the United States and foreign coins may
be used for any purpose.
With few exceptions, existing law generally
prohibits the manufacture, sale or use of any token, disk,
or device in the likeness or similitude of any coins of the
United States or of any foreign country that are issued
Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 481
Whoever, except by lawful authority as described in
the foregoing, prints photographs, or makes, executes,
or sells any engraving, photograph, print, or impression
in the likeness of any genuine note, bond, obligation, or
other security, or any part thereof, of any foreign
government, bank, or corporation, shall be fined not more
than ,000 or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
Destruction of Prints and Negatives
The negatives and prints of any United States
obligation or foreign obligations produced for any of the
purposes mentioned previously in this chapter must be
destroyed after their final use.
The amount and type of copy work performed in an
imaging facility should be the basis for the types of copy
equipment on hand. When expensive equipment is not
justified or available, a 35mm camera and the sun can
be used for copying; however, the best results are
obtained when cameras and equipment designed for
copying are used.
Copying with a 35mm Camera
When making slides or only when an occasional
copy job is requested, a 35mm camera should be used.
Copy stands are available for use with 35mm cameras. (fig. 8-2)
A set of lights may be mounted on the stand. When lights