Debuting earlier this week was the 2013 Liberty Intaglio Print, the final of three cards from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Ideals in Allegory series.
This year’s series is dedicated to female allegorical figures that represent peace, justice and liberty.
"This print Liberty features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved allegorical vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing," the BEP describes on its website.
Depicted on the Liberty Intaglio Print are three major decorative designs. As they appear to the left, right and the bottom of the card:
To the left is the Vignette/Liberty (Miscellaneous Die #6122) as engraved by G.F.C. Smillie, 1914. It was used on the $5,000 Puerto Rico Irrigation Registered Bond Face, Gold Loan of 1919.
To the right is Vignette/America (Miscellaneous Die #7072) as engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin, 1908.
At the bottom center is Vignette/Patria (Miscellaneous Die #13463) as engraved by John Eissler, 1936.
Earlier and still available 2013 Intaglio Prints from the Ideals in Allegory series include:
Images of all three prints are shown below.
Collectors can order this latest print and the two earlier ones directly from the BEP website at www.moneyfactorystore.gov or by calling 1-800-456-3408.
Each print is priced at $22.50 and measures 8 1/2" x 11."
About the BEP
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. The bureau prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas.