WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announced today that they will share a booth, #1036, at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show May 10–12, 2012, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will participate in the official ribbon–cutting ceremony for the 2012 ANA National Money Show at 9:45 a.m. (MT) on May 10. Treasurer Rios is also participating in a BEP intaglio print drawing at noon and signing currency at the United States Mint/BEP booth from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of BEP and the 220th anniversary of the United States Mint. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, and two of the last manufacturing organizations in the Federal government, BEP and the United States Mint have made American history by connecting Americans through coins and currency for a collective 370 years. To commemorate their anniversaries, the bureaus are highlighting their distinguished histories, product excellence and proud employees.
The BEP is showcasing its Billion Dollar Exhibit, which features more than $1 billion worth of rare antique currency, including sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates. Additional BEP exhibits include genuine currency face plates representing the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Series 1934–C, 12–Subject $50 plate; Series 1934–C, 12–Subject $100 plate; and Series 1934–B, 12–Subject $10,000 plate.
The BEP is also displaying its antique 19th century Spider Press, and a currency production expert will conduct demonstrations on this Abraham Lincoln–era press and answer questions. Throughout the convention, the BEP will show how mutilated currency is examined.
BEP is offering two new products.
* 150th Anniversary Intaglio Print – Dedicated to 150 years of pride, craftsmanship and BEP innovation, this card features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved portraits and vignettes focusing on the age–old art of intaglio printing. This card is the first of three offered in this series and can be purchased for $20 each (bulk pricing is available for quantities of 50 or more).
* 2012 $2 Kansas City Single Note – Features a $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, with serial numbers beginning with 2012xxxxD. The note is protected by a clear acid–free polymer sleeve in an attractive folder representative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. This note is available for $7.95 each.
The BEP is also showcasing and offering other unique currency–related products, including uncut sheets of currency ranging in subject, size and denomination.
You may also order BEP products by telephone (1–800–456–3408), fax (1–888–891–7585), or mail (Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Mail Order Sales Department, 515M, 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228).
Meanwhile, United States Mint at Denver employee Thomas Fesing will present “Stone & Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint” in the Numismatic Theatre, Room 702, on Friday, May 11 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
The United States Mint will be selling its new 2012 Birth Set and other popular products:
* 2012 Birth Set — A precious memento to mark the arrival of a newborn baby in 2012 filled with 2012–dated proof coins minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco and including spaces for a welcome message, day/time of the birth, length/weight of the baby, a photograph and a lock of hair.
* Also available in the joint booth will be American Buffalo Gold and American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins, First Spouse and Congressional Gold Medal bronze duplicates, 2012 commemorative coins, 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin sets, bags and rolls, and other popular United States Mint annual sets.
These and other products are also available for purchase at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468).