New from the BEP - the 150th Anniversary Currency Set

The year 2012 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

First Day of Sale: December 11, 2012 (8:00 A.M. ET – Price $49.95) -  In commemoration of this historic occasion, the BEP is proud to present the 150th Anniversary Currency Set.

This limited edition two-note set features a Series 2009 $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Series 2009 $5 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  The Series 2009 $2 note bears a serial number beginning with “2012,” to commemorate 150 years of pride, craftsmanship, and innovation.  The Series 2009 $5 note begins with serial number “1862,” to symbolize the origin of the BEP.  For each set, the last four digits of the serial numbers on the $5 and $2 notes match.

This exquisitely crafted set includes a 52 page booklet, “150 Years of Pride, Craftsmanship, and Innovation.”  This informative booklet traces the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s rich history and evolution, and includes a certificate authenticating the enclosed notes as genuine United States currency.

Each note is protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve and encased in an attractive folder.

Drawing:  All customers who purchase the 150th Anniversary Currency Set during the first month of release will be entered into a drawing to win the opportunity to purchase one of the first 150 sets based on serialization.  These first 150 sets will feature personally signed $2 and $5 notes by Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios.  Customers will be enrolled into the drawing equal to the number of sets purchased during the one month enrollment period (December 11, 2012 – January 10, 2013).  A quantity restriction of two sets will be imposed for drawing winners.  Customers who win the drawing will not be permitted to return previously purchased sets in lieu of any set won and purchased via the drawing.  Drawing winners will be contacted after January 11, 2013, via phone/email.  Drawing winners are not obligated to purchase the signed 150th Anniversary Currency Sets.

The 150th Anniversary Currency Set is limited to 10,000 total units.   Household quantity limit purchase restrictions for 100 sets will be imposed for the first week of release (December 11 – 18, 2012).  Beginning December 19, household purchase restrictions will be waived. 

Bulk pricing is available for the 150th Anniversary Currency Set at a price of $44.95 per unit for quantities of 10 or more.

To order or for additional information visit the BEP web site.

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