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BEP Gears Up for World's Fair of Money
By Bank Note Reporter

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing will showcase its "Billion Dollar Exhibit" at the American Numismatic Association's "World's Fair of Money," Aug. 5-9, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be offering some new products.

The exhibit features more than $1 billion of rare and antique currency, including sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates. Also, the BEP will have on display an exhibit featuring two currency face plates from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - a Series 1934-C 12-Subject $1,000 plate and a Series 1934-C 12-Subject $10,000 plate.

Additionally, the BEP will have its 19th-century Spider press at this convention. A technical expert on currency production will conduct printing demonstrations on this Abraham Lincoln-era press and answer questions. There will also be live demonstrations by a member of the BEP's Office of Engraving and a member of the Mutilated Currency Division.

The BEP is also offering its second and final installment of the "2009 $2 Single Note Collection." It features one $2 note from the Federal Reserve Districts of San Francisco, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, and St. Louis with a serial number beginning with "2009xxxxD." Notes will be released individually for the first time on Aug. 5, 2009 and will be available for purchase for $7.95 each.

It is also offering the third and final installment of its "We the People - Series 2004A $10 Single Note Collection." It features one $10 note representative of each of the following Federal Reserve Districts: San Francisco, Richmond, Atlanta and Dallas with the lowest serial numbers available. Notes will be released individually for the first time on Aug. 5, 2009, and may be purchased by bank designation or as an entire collection through a subscription program that includes all 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

Also being offered is the second installment of the "Lincoln Freedom Collection - Series 2006 $5 Note Collection." It features one $5 note representative of each of the following Federal Reserve Districts: San Francisco, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Kansas City with the lowest serial numbers. Notes will be released individually for the first time on Aug. 5, 2009, and may be purchased by bank designation or as an entire collection through a subscription program that includes all 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

ANA's World's Fair of Money Intaglio Print Card "Lincoln Bicentennial Series - Legacy," featuring engraved images of miscellaneous portraits and vignettes representing the life of Abraham Lincoln, will be offered as the last of five in a "Lincoln Bicentennial Series." The price has been set at $20.

For additional information, visit the BEP's Web site: www.moneyfactory.gov.

 



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