Earlier this month the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) began selling engraved portraits of John Glover Roberts, Jr., the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States.
When discussions of the BEP come up, they usually focus on money. The bureau prints billions of dollars each month from its facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. However, the BEP also makes and sells detailed intaglio prints and engravings.
"The same skills used to engrave images on United States currency are used to create our very elegant portraits, notes the BEP.
Roberts has served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court since Sept. 29, 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Sept. 3, 2005.
Chief Justice Roberts Engraved Portraits are available for $5 each. The portrait is printed on a 6" x 8" piece of paper with the actual image measuring 2" x 2.5". Also available for the same price are engraved portraits of past Chief Justices who include:
- John Jay (1789-1795)
- John Rutledge (1795)
- Oliver Ellsworth (1796-1800)
- John Marshall (1801-1835)
- Roger Brooke Taney (1836-1864)
- Salmon Portland Chase (1864-1873)
- Morrison Remick Waite (1874-1888)
- Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910)
- Edward Douglass White (1910-1921)
- William Howard Taft (1921-1930)
- Charles Evans Hughes (1930-1941)
- Harlan Fiske Stone (1941-1946)
- Fred Moore Vinson (1946-1953)
- Earl Warren (1953-1969)
- Warren Earl Burger (1969-1986)
- William H. Rehnquist (1986-2005)
In addition to these engraved prints, the BEP has a Presidential Portrait Collection featuring small and large images of presidents of the United States. Presidential Engraved Portraits are $5.50 for the large size and $5 for the small size. The BEP offers a complete set of 44 small Presidential Portraits for $134.95.
Orders for any of the engraved Presidential or Chief Justice Portraits may be placed online through the BEP’s product store, located here.