The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) on Tuesday, Aug, 14, started selling its 2018 Victory Intaglio Print, the last of three cards from its WWI Centennial collection.
This year’s series recognizes the 100th anniversary of World War I with three prints titled Entry, Homefront, and Victory. The Entry print launched in January and the Homefront print debuted in March.
"The Treasury Department issued Liberty Loans and Victory Bonds produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to assist with financing the Great War," the BEP recounts. "This collection highlights inspiring allegorical and historical figures featured on these bonds, engraved American iconography, and currency issued during the War."
Priced at $22.50 and measuring 8 1/2″ x 11", the Victory Intaglio Print features five major decorative designs. As desribed by the BEP:
Top Right – Eagle perched on a mace Engraved by Charles M. Chalmers. Coupons from the Victory Loan featured the same engraved eagle with its wings outstretched in a victorious V.
Top Right – General John J. Pershing on horseback leading World War I veterans during a parade in New York.
Center – Parade for the soldiers of the U.S. Army 27th Division in New York City after World War I, passing the New York Public Library.
Center Left – Portrait of Woodrow Wilson Engraved by G. F. C. Smillie. Woodrow Wilson served as the 28th United States President during the war and was involved with negotiating terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
Bottom – $1 Federal Reserve Bank Note, Series 1918, back Engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin, Joachim C. Benzing, Howard I. Earle, Edward M. Hall, and Edward E. Myers. In 1918, Federal Reserve Bank Notes were issued to assist with the financing of the war abroad while also insuring a stable market at home.
Quantity Discounts and Ordering
Quantities of 10 or more prints are available for $17.00 each. The complete three-card collection is also sold at a discounted $51.00.
Order one of more 2018 Victory Intaglio Prints by visiting 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.
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.