The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has released the first installment in the 2010 $2 Single Note Collection, which in its entirety includes banknotes from each of the 10 available Federal Reserve Banks (excluding Minneapolis and Kansas City Districts).
Collectors can now purchase notes from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond and Atlanta for a price of $7.95 each.
The notes feature a serial number starting with "2010xxxxD" and come within a protective, clear, acid-free polymer sleeve that is enclosed in an illustrated folder identifying the Federal Reserve District represented.
The BEP will issue the remaining five $2s in the collection — featuring Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and San Francisco — on March 25.
The 10-note collection is limited to a maximum 9,000 sets worldwide. The entire collection may be purchased via the BEP’s subscription program for $79.50, with notes delivered when available.
For more information, or to place an order go to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing product page.
The Treasury should concentrate on getting the $2 bill into regular circulation instead of selling a few thousand to collectors. It’s nuts for the government to continue wasting money printing $1 bills – 45% of the BEP’s entire output, at last count – just because “we’ve always done it that way”. If Congress won’t go along (I’m sure Sens. Lieberman and Nelson would want special treatment) an end-run around them would still be possible. Make sure all Federal agencies that deal directly with the public, such as the Post Office, National Parks, etc., give change for amounts less than $5… Read more »