[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 249 (Thursday, December 26, 1996)]
[Pages 68093-68094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-32727]



[Treasury Order Number 100-01]

The Department of the Treasury Seal

December 17, 1996.
    1. Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. Sec. 301(g) and 31 U.S.C. Sec. 321(b) and 
by the authority vested in the Secretary of the Treasury, I hereby 
approve the design of the Treasury seal which accompanies this Order 
(and which is described below) as the official seal of the Department 
for single color reproductions. This seal shall be used on letterhead 
stationery and other official Treasury documents.
    2. The central device of the seal is essentially the same as that 
used by the Department throughout its entire history. It is a shield 
containing scales, a chevron with 13 stars, and a key. An outer ring 
surrounding the shield carries the inscription THE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
TREASURY 1789 in the Cheltenham Bold type font.
    3. Single color reproduction guidelines are as follows: scales, 
chevron, and key are reproduced on an open shield; the inscription is 
reproduced on an open ring. When printing the seal in blue ink only on 
credentials, PMS 290 should be used. PMS stands for Pantone Matching 
System, which is the printing industry standard for describing and 
matching ink colors.
    4. The standard for reproduction of the seal in three colors 
remains unchanged from the seal adopted by the Department in 1968 (1968 
seal). Multi-color reproduction guidelines are as follows: shield in 
gold (options are: PMS 110, PMS 873 or bright gold foil); scales, 
chevron (stars in white, i.e., reversed) and key in light blue (PMS 
292). Inscription is reversed out of dark blue (PMS 540).
    5. The official seal in use since 1968 is identical except that the 
type in the outer ring was reversed out of a dark background. The 1968 
seal shall continue to be an authorized optional seal. Use of the new 
seal should be phased in as requirements for printing letterhead 
stationery and other documents carrying the seal arise. Existing dies 
and plates of the 1968 seal are considered equally effective as the 
official seal and shall continue to be used until there is a need to 
replace them.
    6. The Assistant Secretary (Management) and Chief Financial Officer 
is hereby delegated the authority to approve future changes to the seal 
or some elements of it to the extent such changes may be necessary for 
efficiency in printing and reproduction. This delegation is made with 
the understanding that any future changes to the seal shall be set 
forth in a Treasury Directive and published in the Federal Register.
    7. CANCELLATION. This Order supersedes Treasury Order 100-01, 
``Treasury Seal,'' dated January 29, 1968.
Robert E. Rubin,
Secretary of the Treasury.


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[FR Doc. 96-32727 Filed 12-24-96; 8:45 am]