America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set Release


The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced its upcoming America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set, featuring George Washington and Thomas Jefferson bills.

America's Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set
America's Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set

Each currency set has a Series 2009 $1 note with a portrait of George Washington and a Series 2003A $2 note with Thomas Jefferson’s portrait. They are from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis with matching serial numbers that begin with "2012."

The release is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and the price is $19.95. A household order limit of 50 sets will be in place until Sunday, March 4. If inventory remains beyond that day, the household limit will be removed and bulk pricing will be available for $16.95 for orders containing 50 sets or more.

In all, up to 9,000 sets will be produced and sold in 2012, making the America’s Founding Fathers 2012 Currency Set a limited-edition. Special packaging includes a decorative tri-fold display folder, and the notes are protected in a clear acid-free polymer sleeve. Shipments will start on March 5, 2012.

When available, the set may be purchased directly from the BEP online store at

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. 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.

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george glazener

Gee, wow….
On the other hand, I could photo-shop a very nice rendering of George & Tom surrounded by a Patriotic motif onto some thick photo paper stock and then insert my own crisp FRNs onto it….all for about…..hmmm….$3.29. Sounds like a good weekend project. Who wants one Monday morning for $9.99?


Y’know, if they REALLY wanted to do a Founding Fathers currency set, shouldn’t this also include a $5000 bill as it has James Madison on it? Why not? Make it legal tender too, series 2009. Sure the set would be expensive, but go for it.

george glazener

good idea. I’ll get right on that one too. Not that I’m advocating counterfeiting bills or anything like that, so someone will need to send me one of their 5k bills to make this happen. My retail price when complete; the low LOW price of just $5,499.95. Fifty four hundred and ninety nine dollars and ninety five cents! And yes, we’ll deliver that to your door with NO shipping or handling and our convenient TWO-PAY®.