Happy Birthday $1 Note Features ‘2018xxxx’ Serial Number

by CoinNews.net on January 16, 2018 · 3 comments

2018 Happy Birthday $1 Note

2018 Happy Birthday $1 Note

If you’re looking for a unique yet inexpensive gift for birthdays, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has a brand new money product you may want to check out.

The BEP is now selling the "2018 Happy Birthday Currency Note" which features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "2018."

Priced at $5.95, the dollar is presented in an attractive birthday-themed folder and protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve.

Last year’s Happy Birthday $1 note is out of stock and those for 2016 sold out.


Place orders using the BEP’s online store  www.moneyfactorystore.gov, or by calling 800-456-3408.

BEP money products are also available by telephone (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 order 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.

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.

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Seth Riesling January 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

I called & got through on the first ring for this product I order every year since it started for myself & great gifts, since my computer was acting up – no real big demand for these & they still have some very nice, different limited edition products going back to 2011 available for sale! I have purchased mostly limited edition FRN sets from the BEP since 1984 ( & some nice intaglio prints once in awhile) & they have great quality & great customer service right in the BEP building in D.C & I get items in the mail in usually 4 business days after they start shipping by USPS first class mail with the BEPs original government mailing permit (& a few times it was only 3 days to Austin, TX). Their “sister” bureau, the U.S. Mint no longer uses its original government mailing permit & sources out their customer service to a non-numismatic private vendor & same for its order fulfillment warehouse operated by the same private vendor company (sad situation). But demand is way down from the 80s & 90s when almost every BEP product was a quick sellout. I have bought from the BEP booth at the two annual ANA coin shows & at both the D.C. & Ft. Worth BEP gift shops & enjoy it as a side hobby. I was lucky to get private tours of both facilities, including a VIP tour on grand opening day for the BEP Western Currency Printing Facility in Ft. Worth & wrote a large feature article for Coin World newspaper when it opened around 1993. It has the largest vault in the world supposedly & it had just started printing only $1 FRNs like a week before grand opening & the vault had like $200 million in $1 FRNs already with the famous “FW” plate letters on the notes. Fascinating stuff for sure.

Happy paper money collecting everyone!


Mouse January 16, 2018 at 12:24 pm

i never thought about collecting bills until I started looking at old American notes. The art work is truly amazing. Sadly I cannot afford to collect both coins and bills at this time, and coins are my passion. Older American bills are worth having framed and hung on a wall as quality art. Would be nice to see the mint design a series of collectible bills with old world art and a low mintage similar to proof numismatic coins. I believe they would be an international hit and also very profitable for the mint…and hopefully collectors as well lol just a thought.


Mouse January 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Correction to my post: not the mint but the BEP.


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