Texas $2 Step Currency Set Features Matching Serial Numbers

by CoinNews.net on July 21, 2016 · 8 comments

Texas $2 Step Currency Set

The Texas $2 Step Currency Set includes two notes with matching serial numbers

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) on Tuesday released a new product for money collectors, the Texas $2 Step Currency Set.

Limited to 6,500 sets, the collection includes two Series 2009 $2 notes from the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank with matching numerical serial numbers beginning with "2016xxxx."

This set commemorates 25 years of currency production at the BEP’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The city was selected for money production in November 1986; the facility started printing money in December 1990; and the site was officially dedicated on April 26, 1991. The BEP has one other production location, the Eastern Currency Facility in Washington, DC. Notes printed in Fort Worth have an added "FW" mark by the face plate number.

Product pricing is $39.95, with a 10-set limit per household in effect until July 26 when the sets start shipping. Place orders using the BEP’s online store, www.moneyfactorystore.gov, or by calling 800-456-3408. Sets ship free.

Each note is protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve and presented in a Texas-themed folder.

About the BEP

The BEP is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. It prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. It also produces products for collectors to include intaglio prints, vignettes, and presidential portraits.

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Broadwing July 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

$40.00 for 4 bucks and a buck for paper, wow ! Maybe $5.00 total -I’ll buy 10 for sure. What a deal!

Joe C. July 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Ordered 2 sets, but think the price is too high. Would have ordered 5 sets if the price had been between $14.95 and $19.95. 6500 sets is pretty low. I like special notes, so what are you going to do? I paid the price. At least the BEP doesn’t charge for shipping like the mint does. Who will end up with low serial numbers? Nobody knows. As always, it’s the luck of the draw.
Happy collecting to all.

Ernesto July 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Was interested in buying until I saw the price!! I’ll have to pass.

Joe C. July 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Ernesto,
I don’t blame you. I believe many collectors will pass on this one.

Seth Riesling July 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Joe C. –

When I got the email about this set a week ago from the BEP, I too thought the price was a little high & think 5,000 sets would have been a better limited edition. But these are the older Series 2009 notes printed just before the new Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew took office in 2013. So the BEP had to pull these notes a couple years in advance of the 25th anniversary of the Western Currency Printing Facility in Ft. Worth, Texas. Also, there are gift shops at the end of the BEP public tours in DC & Texas & will be popular sets with visitors, especially in Texas. Also, the BEP will have a big sales & exhibit booth at the largest numismatic show & convention in the world in just 2 weeks August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. California has more coin clubs than any other state & more active collectors too, so I suspect sales of these sets at that show will be high. I just hope for low serial numbers like you! On the recent Happy Birthday $1 notes, I lucked out & got notes in the “20160350” range of 5,000 sets.

Happy collecting everyone!

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling July 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Beginning August 9, the BEP will offer for the first time its new 50-note uncut sheets of $1 FRNs. The 32-note uncut sheets of $1 FRNs were first offered for sale in the 1980s & was the standard for all denominations till now. The BEP purchased special printing presses from a company in Switzerland to increase production at both the Washington DC & Ft. Worth facilities. A new era in paper money collecting.

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling July 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Got my sets in mail today. Beautiful sets! Nice notes with great embossed artwork on folder. Go Texas! (& Keep Austin Weird! )

-NumisDudeTX

Paul H July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Anyone know of a source for sales figures (current figures, more or less; like the US Mint does) for the BEP issues (such as the Texas Two-Step)?

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