BEP to Offer 2012 $2 Single Notes from Kansas City Bank


Beginning Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 AM ET, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will make available 2012 $2 Single Notes from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

2012 $2 Single Note
BEP image of a 2012 $2 Single Note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

These Series 2003A $2 notes will only be available during calendar year 2012 with an absolute maximum of 9,000 offered.

Each of the bills features a serial number starting with "2012xxxxD" and comes within a protective, clear, acid-free polymer sleeve that is enclosed in an illustrated folder.

Pricing will begin at $7.95 per note, with a household ordering limit of 25 in place for the first two weeks. After that period and if the $2 single bills have not sold out, the BEP will accept bulk orders in quantities of 50 or more at a discounted price of $7.50 for each.

Money collectors can find more information on the notes, or place an order when released, by visiting the Bureau of Engraving and Printing online store at

In past years, the bureau has offered collections of $2 singles which are representative of the various other Federal Reserve Banks around the United States. As of this writing, the bureau has not announced the possibility of forthcoming $2 bills from other banks.

About the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

August 29, 2012 marks the 150th Anniversary of the BEP. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. It 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.

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I bought a ton of 2009 $2 notes and they tanked in the after market.

Lesson learned for me.

george glazener

I got several fresh clean $2.00 straps from my local bank after annoying the snot out of the tellers. Paid $200.00 each and not a penny more. It can be done, one just has to ask, and ask, and ask again……


Sorry to hear that, JA. It shows the wisdom of being cautious when buying “instant collectibles”. It bugs the heck out of me that the BEP is doing nothing more than selecting bills whose serial number start with the current year. That’s 10,000 for each possible suffix and each possible Fed district which isn’t exactly rare. Maybe I’m being cynical but IMHO it’s only a couple of notches above those gold-plated state quarters and “Lincoln facing Kennedy” cents advertised on shopping channels. We all know just how great an investment they are …