The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is now offering Series 2009 $5 Uncut Currency Sheets featuring the signatures of United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and United States Treasurer Rosie Rios.
Each uncut currency sheet includes crisp, uncirculated $5 notes of varying quantities that range in price from $37.00 to $199.00. The $5 notes have a Federal Reserve Bank designation of San Francisco.
Uncut Currency Sheets are “hot off the press” and are a “must-have in any collection and make wonderful gifts for those ‘hard to buy for’ people on your holiday shopping list,” the BEP states on its website.
The 4 subject currency sheet is listed for $37.00, the 8 subject sheet is $62.00, the 16 subject sheet costs $107.00, and the 32 subject sheet is $199.00. Each sheet has respective premiums of $17, $22, $27 and $39.
Series 2009 $5 Uncut Currency Sheets may be ordered through the BEP page:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing also offers 16 subject acrylic frames to hold and hang uncut currency sheets. The frame enables viewing of both sides of the notes.
The $5 Note was redesigned in 2007 and entered circulation on March 13, 2008. The updated look incorporated many new security features to deter counterfeiters. Some of the features included the light purple color in the the center of the bill, two watermarks, the enlarged numeral 5, and additional symbols of freedom.
About Timothy Geithner
Timothy Geithner is the 75th Treasury Secretary of the United States and was sworn into office on January 26, 2009. Before his nomination to the Treasury, Secretary Geithner served as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
About Rosie Rios
Rosie Rios is the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and was sworn into office on August 20, 2009. She advises Secretary Geithner on matters relating to coinage, currency and the production of other instruments by the United States, according to her official bio. Rios also serves as a senior adviser and representative of the Treasury on behalf of the Secretary in the areas of community development and public engagement.
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 (the BEP does not produce coins — all coinage is minted by the United States Mint). These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to U.S. currency, the bureau produces several other security documents such as portions of U.S. passports, materials for Homeland Security, military identification cards, and Immigration and Naturalization Certificates.
I’m a bit confused do the 2006 and the 2009 $5.00 bills look the same except for the date?