News from the BEP
Posted on 8/5/2011
[US Department of the Treasury] The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention, August 16-20, 2011 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
The BEP is very pleased to announce the attendance of the Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios, at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Treasurer Rios will participate in the official “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” at 8:45 a.m. and hold a “Public Forum” at the Mint Stage at 11:00 a.m. to take questions from audience members and to discuss issues that pertain to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, United States Mint, and Department of the Treasury.
Treasurer Rios will be available to sign currency at the United States Mint’s booth #1777 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s booth #121 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The BEP will proudly showcase its “Billion Dollar Exhibit” which features more than $1 billion of rare and antique currency including sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates. Additional exhibits include: currency face plates representing the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Series 1934-B, 12-Subject $10,000 plate; and, a Series 1934-C, 12-Subject $5,000 plate.
Additionally, an antique 19th Century Spider Press will be on display at the convention. A technical expert on currency production will conduct printing demonstrations on this Abraham Lincoln-era press and answer questions. Live demonstrations will be conducted during show hours throughout the convention by a member of BEP’s Mutilated Currency Division.
The BEP is excited to offer the following new product for sale:
“Franklin Commemorative Series --Postmaster” Intaglio Print. This collection is dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing. This card is the third and final card in the “2011 Franklin Commemorative Series.”
Please visit the BEP’s booth (#121) to purchase other unique currency products that include uncut sheets of currency in various sizes and denominations. For more information on the BEP’s products and services, please visit our website, www.moneyfactory.com.
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