America’s Founding Fathers Currency Set for 2017


Early this morning, March 14, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing started accepting orders for its latest money product for collectors, the America’s Founding Fathers 2017 Currency Set. Each set has a pair of bills with matching serial numbers beginning with 2017.

Americas Founding Fathers 2017 Currency Set
BEP image of its Americas Founding Fathers 2017 Currency Set

Annually issued and at the same price of $21.95 since 2014, this year’s set includes a Series 2013 $1 and $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Both banknotes are within a single tri-fold folder. The folder’s center panel holds the notes within a clear, polymer sleeve that is acid-free. Its left and right side panels offer information about the bills and their engravings.

Limits and Ordering

Currency sets from previous years sold out, and usually quickly. Their limits have varied over the years. The BEP will sell up to 5,000 this year, matching the limits from 2015 and 2016. (See photos of last year’s set). The newest set will only be offered during the 2017 calendar year.

In the pre-release period from March 14 to 20, sales are limited to 25 sets per household. On the 21st, as long as any remain, collectors can order as many as they want with bulk pricing of $18.95 for quantities of 50 or more.

The currency set is available directly from the BEP’s online store at

In addition, it and other money products may also be ordered by telephone at 1(800) 456-3408; by fax (888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; and in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center Gift Shops.

The BEP ships free and does not charge tax.

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What? No $5000 bill? James Madison…always getting shafted 🙂