BEP Seeking 2010 Exhibit Invitations
By Bank Note Reporter
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has
announced that it is accepting invitations for
it to attend 2010 numismatic events.
At selected events, the BEP displays its
"Billion Dollar Exhibit," which features more
than $1 billion of rare currency including
sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury
Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates.
It also often showcases its Spider Press, an
antique 19th-century currency press, where a
technical expert on currency production conducts
printing demonstrations; "Engravers Workbench,"
where a member of the BEP's Office of Engraving
demonstrates the age-old art of hand engraving;
and a "Mutilated Currency Exhibit," where a
member of the BEP's Mutilated Currency and
Redemption Division demonstrates the process for
examining and redeeming damaged U.S. paper
Currency related items such as uncut sheets and
intaglio print cards are also offered by the BEP
at shows it attends.
Show sponsors, bourse chairmen or coordinators
are required to sign a security agreement with
the BEP's Office of Security prior to BEP's
participation. The sponsoring organization also
needs to provide a booth space of 35' x 40'
minimum, transportation costs for exhibits and
the spider press (if applicable) and products
via secure transport, tables, table skirts,
display cases and lamps, electricity, phone
service, carpeting and drayage services with a
maximum amount of support, protection and
integrity for the BEP.
Organizations interested in the BEP's
participation in their show need to submit a
written request by the close of business on Aug.
14 to Karen Smith, Exhibit Coordinator, Bureau
of Engraving and Printing, 14th and C Streets,
SW, Suite 530-M, Washington, D.C. 20228; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone (202)
Visit www.moneyfactory.gov/store/index.cfm/9 to
view a sample of the security agreement.