On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing released the 150th Anniversary Lincoln Intaglio Print, the first of three intaglio prints for 2012 that commemorate the BEP’s 150th anniversary.
This numismatic collectible features an engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It also has, "The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 150th Anniversary Honoring 150 Years of Pride, Craftsmanship and Innovation 1862-2012," among its decorative embellishments.
The Lincoln print is available for a price of $22.50 each. It may be ordered online at www.moneyfactorystore.gov or by phone, fax, or mail. The toll free phone number is 1-800-456-3408. According to the BEP’s website, most of their items are tax-free and ship for free. Delivery may take between three and four weeks.
150th Anniversary Lincoln Intaglio Prints are also being featured at the 2012 American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show in Denver at BEP’s booth # 1036 for $20 each, and bulk pricing is available for quantities of 50 or more. The show runs from Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12.
A BEP subscription program includes all three of this year’s prints, but the last day to enroll and ensure receipt of all three in the series was May 9.
The second print appears to feature Salmon P. Chase, the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Lincoln, but no definitive description has been published as of this writing. It is scheduled for release on August 7, 2012 in conjunction with BEP’s attendance at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The BEP’s specific booth number at the money show will be announced shortly before it begins.
As for the third in the collection, its launch will be on October 18, 2012 and is said to feature a portrait of William Clark, of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition which trekked across the area acquired in the Louisiana Purchase through to the Pacific Ocean. Again, very little information is yet available about the print.
About the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
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.