The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announced on Monday that it is offering the 2009 Intaglio Print Subscription Program entitled "Lincoln Bicentennial Series."
The series includes five 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Series intaglio prints featuring an "exquisite compilation of unique engraved postage stamps, portraits and vignettes showcasing the age old art of intaglio printing."
According to the BEP, this year’s Intaglio Print Program is:
Dedicated to commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday by featuring five stages of his life: "Humble Beginnings," "Family," "A Nation Torn Apart," "Emancipation," and "Legacy."
The prints will be released on five separate days and coincide with the following BEP exhibition events:
American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show
March 13 – 15, 2009
Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Convention
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
March 26 – 28, 2009
Central States Numismatic Society 70th Anniversary Convention
Duke Energy Center – Cincinnati, Ohio
April 30 – May 2, 2009
Texas Numismatic Association
50th Texas State Coin and Currency Show
AMON Carter Center (Will Rogers Complex) – Fort Worth, Texas
May 14 – 17, 2009
American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
August 5 – 9, 2009
Price and order information
The subscription program price is $85, a savings of $15 compared to individual purchases. The program ensures collectors will receive all the Lincoln commemorative prints as long as a subscription is completed by January 31, 2009.
To order a subscription, visit the BEP website page:
The United States Mint will also celebrate Lincoln’s birth by circulating four new Lincoln Cent Designs in 2009 and up to 500,000 commemorative silver dollars for collectors.