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The Educational Series is considered to be the most beautiful currency ever created by the United States

May 16, 2016 in Art, Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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In 1896, the United States released the Educational Series, an artistically inclined series of currency depicting three allegorical motifs that would become some of the most highly revered notes ever produced by our government.

For years, the silver certificate was a dull rendition of black ink featured on the obverse and green on the back but by the 1890’s, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing agreed it was time to revamp the appearance of the silver certificates. The BEP then commissioned designers known for their allegorical murals to create the artwork for each denomination. Of the 15-20 artists hired for… Full article at the source>

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Harriet Tubman Will Be Added to Front of $20 Bill

April 20, 2016 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve

By: Dan Holmes  News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) who escaped slavery by marrying a free man and led many other slaves to safety using the abolitionist network known as the underground railway. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1913)

 

United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce today that after much debate and consideration abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been chosen to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. The change will not go into effect until 2030, but the new design will be shared with the public in 2020 as part of the run up to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Jackson won’t be banished from the 20 entirely, however. Secretary Lew has indicated that the seventh U.S…. Full article at the source>

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Counterfeiting is Alive and Well

April 11, 2016 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government

By: Caitlyn Trautwein News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Obverse of current $100 bill, first issued in 2013.

 

Although the average American may not think about it on a daily basis, it would come as no surprise to most that counterfeiting U.S. currency is an industry that is alive and well today. There is a reason the $10 bill is up for a redesign; it’s a security measure to try and keep ahead of counterfeiters, and anyone who has used a larger bill in retail will have seen the special black “markers” that cashiers use to check currency. If it comes out yellow or brown, you’re… Full article at the source>

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Alexander Hamilton’s Place on $10 Bill More Secure Thanks to Hamilton Musical

March 18, 2016 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government

By: Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The $10 bill has been the subject of much discussion lately as the Treasury gets ready to re-design the note in order to better protect it from counterfeiting. Of particular interest has been Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s stated openness to adding a portrait of a woman to the denomination.

A spirited conversation followed the suggestion, with many commenters up in arms at the prospect of the $10 bill carrying an image of someone other than the co-author of The Federalist Papers. And when the Treasury implied that Hamilton would stay on the bill even as a woman was added,… Full article at the source>

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Currency Readers Available for the Blind and Visually Impaired at No Cost to Them

February 8, 2016 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Currency, News, Press Releases, PSA, US Government

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Currency Readers Available for the Blind and Visually Impaired at No Cost to Them

 

In Observance of Low Vision Awareness Month, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Encourages Eligible Individuals to Apply

Contact: Lydia Washington (202) 874-3487

Washington, DC – February 8, 2016 – The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), in partnership with the Library of Congress’ National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), launched the U.S. Currency Reader Program in 2015 as a means for blind or visually impaired individuals to denominate U.S. currency. Now in its second year, the program provides U.S. citizens or legal residents with vision impairments a free currency reader device at no cost to them.

“To date, more than 35,000 currency readers have been distributed to eligible individuals and we have received a very positive response from the visually impaired community about their functionality. February is Low Vision Awareness Month and what better time to create additional awareness about the program and encourage others to apply for one,” said BEP Director Len Olijar.

The currency reader, called iBill®, is a small hand-held device that denominates all U.S. currency in circulation in one of three modes: a clear natural voice, a pattern of tones, or a pattern of vibrations for privacy. The vibration mode also assists people who are deaf and blind in identifying a note’s denomination. The device uses a single AAA battery, which is included.

Currency reader applications are processed and readers are shipped by the NLS, which also administers a free library program of braille and audio materials for U.S. residents and citizens living abroad.

To request a currency reader, individuals should complete the application located on BEP’s website at http://www.bep.gov/uscurrencyreaderform.html or call (844) 815-9388, toll free to request that an application be mailed.

BEP also offers two mobile device applications that allow users to scan a note and have the note’s value communicated back to the user. EyeNote®, an Apple iOS mobile application for denominating currency can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store and the IDEAL® Currency Identifier app for Android devices can be downloaded free from Google Play.

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

November 20, 2015 in Art, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Federal Reserve, US Government

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

Contact:

Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (First day of sale: December 1, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to introduce a new intaglio print, “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy,” which is dedicated to female allegorical figures that represent a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  This print features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced earlier this year that the next generation of currency will feature the theme of democracy and for the first time in more than a century, our paper currency will feature the portrait of a woman.  This is a historic moment – changes have only been made to the faces on our currency a few times since Federal Reserve notes were first put into circulation in 1914.

The “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy” print is $22.50.  Bulk pricing is available for this print.

This product can be purchased by phone at 1 (800) 456-3408; by fax 1 (888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX Visitor Center Gift Shops; and through the BEP’s online store moneyfactorystore.gov

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Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year

November 20, 2015 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Government

Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year

Contact: Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (November 6, 2015) –  In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce two new additions to its Lucky Money Collection:  the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the$2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet.

The monkey is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  The Lucky Money product, Year of the Monkey 2016, is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic, red folder with embossed, gold foil.  This product features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888.”  The Year of the Monkey 2016 represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New Year.  This product is sold for $5.95 and only 88,888 will be available for sale.

The $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet features an uncirculated Series 2009 $2 8-subject, uncut currency sheet with the serial numbers of all eight notes beginning with “8888.”  Each sheet is displayed in a decorative holder, capturing the significance of numerology and Chinese symbolism, and is protected by an acid-free, clear, polymer sleeve.  This product is sold for $58.88 and only 16,888 will be available for sale.

The first day of sale for both products is Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).  These products can be purchased by phone at 1(800) 456-3408; by fax at 1(888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center Gift Shops; and, through the BEP’s online store, moneyfactorystore.gov.  Bulk pricing is available for both the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet.

Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units for both the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet will be imposed for the first week of release, November 18 – 24, 2015.  On November 25, 2015, household purchase restrictions will be waived for both products.

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The Redesign of the $10 Bill Gets Attention

September 18, 2015 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, US Government

By: Caitlyn Trautwein News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Oftentimes it’s so easy to take our everyday cash for granted. We know the basic designs well-enough to recognize a $5 from a $20 bill in our pocket, but few everyday handlers of money really think about their paper money beyond that.

But the new redesign of the $10 bill is getting some serious media attention. In early July of this year, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced that plans were being made to redesign the $10 bill—and to replace Alexander Hamilton’s face with a portrait of a woman. No final decision has been made… Full article at the source>

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Steve Wozniak Gives Student Interviewer Some of His Famous 2 Dollar Bills

September 9, 2015 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Steve Wozniak gives Sarina Khemchandani $2 bills (via ReachAStudent).

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is famous for small idiosyncrasies. One of which is his habit of buying sheets of 2 dollar bills from the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, perforating them himself on a printer and breaking them off two- or three-at-a-time to cover small transactions.

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society shares Wozniak’s explanation of the practice, quoted from his blog: “The sheets come in sizes of 4, 16, and 32 bills each. I buy such sheets of $2 bills. I carry large sheets, folded in my pocket,… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Representatives to Spend the Week at ANA World’s Fair of Money

August 11, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Representatives of the U.S. Mint, including the mint’s Principal Director, Rhett Jeppson, will be on hand this week at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The mint will partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to greet those in attendance from booth #1910 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The fair begins tomorrow, August 11, and will wrap up on Saturday, August 15th.

The mint will have several of their most impressive offerings on hand to peruse and purchase. Products listed include American Buffalo Gold Proof Coins; American Eagle… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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