With the recently announced and already sold out $2 Dallas note, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has sent out availability notices of the upcoming 2008 Cleveland $2 Single Notes for June 2, 2008.
Notes in these series typically sellout within hours. With the $2 Dallas BEP note, the BEP threw in an extra hiccup when their online ordering system went down for the day.
With an already fast-paced selling series, the inability to order notes online frustrated collectors further, as some could not get through phone lines. Planning is a must to purchase notes from this series. And, unfortunately, sometimes that is not enough. A touch of luck is helpful.
The Cleveland banknotes will be the sixth $2 collector bill released in 2008. The Atlanta $2 single notes were first off printing presses in January followed by the New York $2 notes in February, the San Francisco $2 notes in March, the Chicago $2 notes in April and the Dallas $2 notes in May.
The Cleveland collector’s $2 single note features:
- Crisp, uncirculated Series 2003A
- Serial number beginning with "2008xxxxD"
- Designation from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
In addition to the above specifications, and like all the $2 note collector notes, each is:
- Limited in quantity to 10,000
- Protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve
- Housed within a 2008 commemorative folder
The price for one Cleveland note is $7.95. Although not yet stated, if similar to the Dallas note, a household limit of 50 will be in place. The rest of the reserve bank notes will follow throughout 2008.
The new collector $2 notes are always linked from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing home page. The exact hour the Cleveland notes go on sale has not yet been set.