Banknotes or Currency Articles

2017 Happy Birthday Note Features '2017xxxx' Serial NumberToday, Feb. 2, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) started taking orders for its 2017 Happy Birthday Currency Note.

This money product features an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "2017xxxx" […]

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US Banknote Production Slows in December To Near 3-Year LowBanknote production slowed in December for a fourth straight month and to an almost 3-year low, data from the agency responsible for printing U.S. currency shows.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) produced 423.36 million banknotes last month, the lowest amount since February 2014, for a combined value of about $11 billion […]

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1934 $5,000 Note May Realize $140,000 at 2017 FUN AuctionNearly 5,000 lots will cross the block in Heritage’s upcoming currency auction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Event highlights include a 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note and a historic collection of Confederate paper money […]

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BEP 2016 Year-End Holiday ClosuresContinuing an annual tradition, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) facilities in Fort Worth, TX and Washington, D.C. will be closed to the public around Christmas and the New Year’s holiday.

These shutdowns happen at the end of each year "as an efficiency measure," the BEP notes on its website […]

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US Banknote Production Slips in November to 9-Month LowBanknote production slowed in November for a third straight month and to a nine-month low, data from the agency responsible for printing U.S. currency shows. The number of notes and their combined value dropped sharply from October, although both totals climbed from year-ago levels.

538.24 million in $1s, $5s, $20s, $50s, and $100s were printed last month for a total value of more than $13.5 billion, according to Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) figures […]

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US Banknote Production Hits 675.8 Million in October FY 2017 StartBanknote production retreated in October for a second straight month but the combined value of the notes was the highest in a year, data from the agency that prints U.S. currency shows.

675.84 million in $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s, $50s, and $100s were printed last month for a combined value of almost $20.6 billion, according to Bureau of Engraving and Printing figures […]

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Year of the Rooster $1 Notes Feature '8888' Serial NumbersIn celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving (BEP) unveiled its latest Lucky Money product during a media event today, Nov. 15, at its Eastern Currency Facility in Washington, DC.

Dubbed the "Year of the Rooster 2017," the product features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "8888" […]

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US Banknote Production Reaches 720.5 Million in SeptemberBanknote production in September dipped from a month earlier but the combined value of the notes was higher, data from the agency that prints U.S. currency shows.

720.5 million in $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s, $50s, and $100s were printed last month for a combined value of about $16.8 billion, according to Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) figures […]

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Federal Reserve Orders 7.1 Billion Banknotes for 2017U.S. money production in 2017 is expected to exceed 7.1 billion notes valued at more than $209 billion, according to an order submitted June 27, 2016 to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Most of the bills will be $1s, $20s and $100s. And for the first time since 2013, the Federal Reserve is not ordering any $2s […]

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US Banknote Production Reaches 585.9 Million in JulyThere were fewer banknotes produced in July than in any month since March, data from the agency that prints U.S. currency shows.

585.9 million across $1s, $2s, $5s, $10s, $20s and $100s were printed last month for a combined value topping $13.2 billion […]

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