2014 Intaglio Print Defenders of Freedom - Coast Guard

"Coast Guard," the final card in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's "Defenders of Freedom" series is now available.

(First day of sale:  September 22, 2014 - 8:00 AM ET – Price: $22.50) – The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to introduce “Coast Guard,” the fifth and final card in the 2014 “Defenders of Freedom” Intaglio Print Program.  This program is dedicated to the five branches of the United States Armed Forces representing Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

The “Coast Guard” print features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.

Description of Images:

• Top Center - Vignette/U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Miscellaneous Die #16821) engraved by Richard M. Bower, 1954.
• Bottom Center - $10 Military Payment Certificate, Series 541Vignette/Female Head (Miscellaneous Die #7106) engraved by G.F.C. Smillie, 1908.
• Border Design – (Miscellaneous Plate #217264-4).
• Center Seal – Gold foil embossed, seal of the United States Coast Guard.

This print is 8 ½” x 11” in size.

To purchase "Coast Guard," visit the BEP website.

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