Collectors can begin subscribing to the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing’s 2012 Intaglio Print subscription program, which celebrates
the BEP’s 150th anniversary this year.
The subscription ordering period began March 12. The deadline to
subscribe to the program is May 9. The subscription program guarantees
subscribers will receive all three intaglio print cards.
The first card will be released May 10 in conjunction with the
American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Denver. The
design for that card has a blue engraved frame surrounding three
subjects: an ornately framed portrait of Abraham Lincoln, a patriotic
vignette and a view of the main United States Treasury Building.
The second card will be available Aug. 7 in conjunction with the
ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. Within the brown engraved
frame on this card is a portrait of Salmon P. Chase (who served as
U.S. Treasury secretary under Lincoln), a patriotic vignette and a
view of the Auditors Building, the first home of the BEP. Faded in the
background are historic images of early printing operations at the BEP.
The third card, to be released Oct. 18, has a portrait of Spencer
M. Clark, the BEP’s first director, and two patriotic vignettes, all
within a green engraved frame. The card also depicts a vignette of the
BEP’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and an aerial
view of the Fort Worth plant faded in the background.
All three cards bear the text 1862 2012 BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND
PRINTING HONORING 150 YEARS OF PRIDE, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INNOVATION. A
special anniversary logo also appears on each card.
Each intaglio print will ship after the first day of sale for that
card. A subscription to the 150th Anniversary Series Subscription
Program costs $51. Individual 2012 intaglio cards are priced at $20 each.
To subscribe, visit the BEP website at www.moneyfactory.org and click
on the BEP Store button.
Collectors can also order the subscription by telephone at
800-456-3408 or by sending orders to Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
Mail Order Sales Department 515M, 14th and C streets SW, Washington,
The BEP will mark its 150th anniversary on Aug. 29 this year. ■