The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) just started selling its 2018 Intaglio Print Subscription Program, the "World War I – 100th Anniversary 2018 Intaglio Print Collection."
This year’s BEP series recognizes the centennial with three prints titled Entry, Homefront, and Victory. The Treasury Department issued Liberty Loans and Victory Bonds produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to assist with financing World War I. The three prints feature notes and a bond issued during the war.
"This collection highlights inspiring allegorical and historical figures featured on these bonds, engraved American iconography, and currency issued during the War," describes the BEP.
Release dates for the three 2018 Intaglio Prints are:
- Entry – released Jan. 23, 2018
- Homefront – on sale March 8, 2018
- Victory – launching Aug. 14, 2018 in conjunction with BEP’s participation at the ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Priced at $51, membership in the subscription program guarantees receipt of each print and it offers a combined savings of $16.50 from ordering them individually at $22.50 each. When each print is released, there will be a volume discount option for 10 or more prints at $17 each. Also, the individual prints will be available at BEP gift shops for $20 each.
The Entry print shows the back of the popular "Battleship Note," a Series 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank note.
The Homefront print shows a vignette of Grover Cleveland on a $10,000 bond.
The Victory print shows the back of the Series 1918 $1 Federal Reserve Bank note which depicts an eagle in flight holding the American flag.
Order the 2018 Intaglio Print Subscription Program by Feb. 8, 2018. The easiest ordering method is using the BEP’s website at: www.moneyfactorystore.gov/intaglioprints.aspx.
BEP money products may also be ordered by telephone at 1-800-456-3408; by fax 1-888-891-7585 [International fax 202-874-1788]; at the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center Gift Shops; and by mail at:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Mail Order Sales, 515M
14th and C Streets SW
Washington, DC 20228
The BEP ships free and does not charge tax.
Last year’s individual prints were available during the calendar year only; while those from 2016 are still for sale.
About the BEP
While the Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes and sells detailed intaglio prints and engravings, it is best known for producing United States currency. The bureau prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, TX.