On Thursday, October 18, 2012, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will release its 150th Anniversary Clark Intaglio Print, the last of the three prints celebrating the bureau’s 150th anniversary.
Priced at $22.50, the numismatic product features an engraved portrait of Spencer M. Clark, the First Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1862-1868). The BEP offers the following design descriptions for the Clark Intaglio Print:
Border — Engraved in 1928 by Howard S. Nutter and Charles F. Wittenauer;
End pieces (Diplomatic Warrant) (right and left images are located on same Miscellaneous Die) — Engraved in 1873 — Engraver Unknown;
Portrait of Spencer M. Clark — First Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1862-1868) Photo was signed by Engraver Lorenzo J. Hatch, who may have used the photograph for a potential design source;
Vignette — Western Currency Facility (BEP) — Engraved in 2003 by Christopher Madden;
Background Image — Aerial view of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility — Printed in Offset; 150th Anniversary Logo — Printed in Offset.
When released, the 150th Anniversary Clark Intaglio Print may be ordered online at www.moneyfactorystore.gov or by phone at 1-800-456-3408. According to the BEP’s website, most of their products are tax-free and ship for free. Delivery may take between three and four weeks.
Each of the previous two prints remains available, at the same $22.50 price.
The first Lincoln Intaglio Print bears an engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President.
Other engravings include that of the Treasury Building, a vignette scrollwork, border and an anniversary logo.
Featured on the second Chase Intaglio Print is the portrait of Salmon P. Chase, who served as U.S. Treasury Secretary in 1862 when Congress passed legislation that eventually started the BEP.
Other images include the Auditors Building — the first home of the BEP, a vignette of "After the War," a border, an anniversary logo and a background image of BEP employee production photos.
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.