Aug. 13 is the first day of sale for the Gettysburg 150th
Anniversary Currency set and for the final 2013 intaglio print by the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
The two-note set contains a Series 2009 $5 Federal Reserve note
for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, with a serial number that
begins with the digits 1863.
The second note is a Series 2009 $2 FRN, also for the Federal
Reserve Bank of Chicago, with a serial number beginning with the
As well, the last four digits of the serial numbers on both notes
in a set are matching.
Each note is in a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve and packaged
together in a commemorative trifold folder.
Sales of the sets, which are priced at $39.95 each, are limited to
Collectors can guarantee receipt of the set by purchasing during
the pre-release period from Aug. 13 to Sept. 2. Customers purchasing a
set will receive a complimentary, small, engraved portrait of Abraham
Lincoln. Customers purchasing multiple sets will be limited to two
complimentary Lincoln portraits per household.
A limit of 25 sets per household will be imposed during the
pre-release period. After Sept. 2 household purchase restrictions will
Bulk pricing will be available for $34.95 for quantities of 25 or
more sets following the first day of release.
Also available on Aug. 13 will be the third and final intaglio
print produced by the BEP in 2013.
The final print in the “Ideals in Allegory” series features a
design employing several vignettes that feature an allegorical female
representation of Liberty.
The top left image is a vignette engraved by G.F.C. Smillie in
1914 and used on the face of the $5,000 Puerto Rico Irrigation
Registered Bond, Gold Loan of 1919.
The image at top right is a vignette engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin
in 1908 and the bottom center image is a vignette engraved by John
Eissler in 1936.
The two other prints in the series featured allegorical
representations of Peace, which was released June 3, and Justice,
released July 8.
The 8.5-inch by 11-inch print is available for $22.50.
The Gettysburg sets of notes and the intaglio print card will be
available for purchase at www.moneyfactory.gov or order
by telephone by calling toll free 800-456-3408 or by toll-free fax at