Late last week, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) began selling its 2013 $2 Single Note Collection of four banknotes for $31.80. It quickly sold out with its 4,000 limit.
Today, July 5, the BEP as previously announced made available two of the same notes that were offered in the collection. Sold individually for $7.95, they include the 2013 $2 New York Single Note and 2013 $2 San Francisco Single Note. These Series 2009 $2 bills have a serial number starting with "2013."
They are not likely to last long since 4,000 each went with the collection and just 1,000 additional were printed with the bank designations of New York and San Francisco.
Orders for either of the two banknotes may be placed directly on the bureau’s online store found at www.moneyfactorystore.gov. Click on the product listing: "2013 $2 Single Note Collection." The notes may then be ordered individually using the drop down menu.
Each note is protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve and held within a commemorative folder representing the Federal Reserve District of New York or San Francisco.
Notes no longer available as a result of the collection sellout include the Series 2003A $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Series 2003A $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
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.
And this one is a goner in the next few days! Wish the US mint took some lessons from BEP.
What is the lesson the mint needs to learn??? Charging $31.80 for $8 in currency? The US mint already knows that trick. IF they only had 4,000 of the Enhanced ASE’s available they would have sold out in less than an hour! If they had only 30,000 available they would have sold out very quickly as well.
Both need lessons in how to strike a balance to meet the needs of both the seller/dealer and the buyer/collector.
I was able to order some of the 1000 leftover notes. Price was listed as $6.15 each. A few days later I got an E-mail stating they made an error in the pricing. The price should have been $7.95. The BEP charged my credit card the difference. In all reality they should have honored the $6.15 price.