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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of World War I with Two New Products

 

Contact: Tracy Garrett (202) 874-3256 

 

First Day of Sale:  August 14, 2018 (8:00 a.m. ET) – In keeping with Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s (BEP) tradition of creating distinctive currency products, the BEP is excited to offer the World War I Commemorative $2 Collection and the final print in the 2018 Intaglio Print Subscription Program, World War I 100th Anniversary commemorative collection – “Victory.

 

The World War I Commemorative $2 Collection features Series 2013 $2 notes from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta with matching serial numbers beginning with 2018, and a commemorative, engraved print of the back of the Series 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note featuring the central vignette of the “Battleship – New York.”

 

The World War I 100th Anniversary commemorative collection highlights inspiring allegorical and historical figures featured on Liberty Loans and Victory bonds, engraved American iconography, and currency issued during the Great War.  The imagery in “Victory” celebrates the November 11, 1918, truce between the Allied powers and Germany that ended the fighting during World War I.  The other two prints in the Intaglio Subscription Program, “Entry” and “Homefront,” went on sale January 23 and March 8, respectively. 

 

These two new products go on sale August 14, 2018, in conjunction with BEP’s participation in the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

 

The World War I Commemorative $2 Collection is $49.95.  The World War I 100th Anniversary commemorative collection “Victory” card is $20 through the BEP gift shops and $22.50 through mail order/internet.

 

For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, please visit bep.gov or follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @USMoneyfactory.  BEP products may also be ordered by telephone (1-800-456-3408), by fax (1-888-891-7585), or mail (Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Mail Order Sales, 515M, 14thand C Streets, SW, Washington, DC, 20228).