2011 $2 Single Note Collection Released by BEP

by CoinNews.net on March 15, 2011 · 3 comments

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) on Tuesday released its 2011 $2 Single Note Collection which includes a total of nine banknotes.

2011 $2 Single Note

2011 $2 Single Note

An opportunity to purchase three other extremely limited 2011 $2 single notes was limited to chance and for those who placed an order for the collection during a pre-release period of March 1-14, 2011.

Money collectors can order notes from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas and San Francisco. These bills may be purchased individually for the price of $7.95 or as a group for $71.55. The nine-note collection is limited to a maximum of 2,000 sets worldwide.

As for customers who pre-ordered, they have a chance at buying 2011 $2 single notes from the remaining Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland. A maximum of 150 total notes from these districts will be available.

"Customers who purchase the 2011 $2 Single Note Collection during the pre-release period will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to purchase one note of the very limited remaining districts," the BEP states on its website.

All 12 notes feature a serial number starting with "2011xxxxD" and come within a protective, clear, acid-free polymer sleeve that is enclosed in an illustrated folder identifying the Federal Reserve District represented.

2011 $2 Single Note Collection

2011 $2 Single Note Collection

For more information on the collection, or to place an order, visit the BEP online store at http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/.

About the BEP

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year (the BEP does not produce coins — all coinage is minted by the United States Mint). These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to U.S. currency, the BEP produces several other security documents such as portions of U.S. passports, materials for Homeland Security, military identification cards, and Immigration and Naturalization Certificates.

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Munze March 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Urggghhh! They’re not REALLY from a 2011 series, their serial numbers just start with those digits! Doesn’t this come under the topic of misleading (or even false) promotion?

Instead of playing games, the Treasury needs to start regular and full production of the denomination to reduce the ridiculous number of $1 bills needed every year. It makes no sense for ~45% of the BEP’s output to be a single denomination of bills that only last a year or two in circulation before wearing out. I know that Crane Paper and its corps of lobbyists will be in high dudgeon over anything that’ll touch their monopoly, but the cost savings should be able to provide a good number of their employees with a very comfortable retirement.

Vachon March 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Where do all the notes in MM/DD/YYYY format end up? One time, I saw a $1 bill with the “date” 06071944, the day after D-day and I saw a dealer advertising a $10 (new style, pre-color) note with 09112001 as its serial no. I know it’s not a lot of notes out of the hundreds of millions produced but random chance should’ve produced more than one over the ten years I’ve been looking. Who has them? Who sells them? I would love to have any bill with my birthdate on it.

How many 2003-A $2 bills did the BEP make? The note pictured is from J-D, or are they just making a tiny run of specially numbered notes for collectors taking that much more joy out of collecting for me. The BEP (and the US Mint for that matter) should not be making novelties or “collectors’ items”. Just make what the marketplace requires and what survives, survives.

Ryan October 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I got a $2 note with serial # 20110911 (Sept 11, 2011), and 20110228 (Feb 28,2011), are they worth anything ?

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