Starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 29, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will accept orders for the America’s Founding Fathers 2016 Currency Set with its two notes that share matching series numbers beginning with "2016"
This product is annually issued and very popular with money collectors. Sets from prior years have sold out quickly. Limited to 5,000 with pricing of $21.95, this year’s set includes:
- a 2013 $1 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that bears George Washington’s portrait and
- a Series 2013 $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas with a portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
The BEP packages the two bills within a tri-fold folder. The folder’s center panel holds the notes within a clear, polymer sleeve that is acid-free. The left and right side panels offer information about the currency and their engravings.
During the pre-release period from March 29 to April 18, sales are limited to 25 sets per household. On the 18th, provided any remain, buyers can order as many as they want with bulk pricing available at $18.95 for quantities of 50 or more.
The currency set may be ordered directly from the BEP’s online store at www.moneyfactorystore.gov or by calling 800-456-3408. The BEP notes that they will begin mailing them on April 19, 2016.