Coin or paper money show organizers looking for a way to boost their
attendance can have a cooperative partner in the Bureau of Engraving
Each year the BEP accepts invitations to participate at numismatic
events in the hope that participation promotes awareness about its
mission and role in U.S. security printing. A BEP press release
explained that its participation at these exhibitions provides many
people with an opportunity to see BEP in a manner they would otherwise
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The bureau offers its Billion Dollar Exhibit, featuring more than a
billion dollars of rare and old currency, including sheets of $100,000
currency notes, Treasury bonds, gold certificates, and silver
certificates. It is also possible to see demonstrations of a 19th
century spider press, as well as the mutilated currency examination process.
Information about the government’s currency program, new technology,
and historical data is shared during open discussion forums.
Lowest mintage American Eagle, a counterfeit
1902-O Morgan dollar struck to circulate:
Another column in the July 10 Coin World examines a “ghostly”
Kennedy half dollar
Among the currency-related items on sale are sheets of uncut
currency, packaged premium products, special intaglio print cards,
shredded currency, and specialty items.
Responsible parties must sign a security agreement before
participation (sample provided upon request). The sponsoring
organization has to provide, at minimal or no cost to the government,
booth space (40 feet by 50 feet minimum), transportation costs for
exhibits and products, tables and table skirts, display cases, lamps,
internet access, phone service, carpeting, and drayage services with a
maximum amount of security support.
To submit a request for the next fiscal year, contact public affairs
specialist Tracy Garrett at Tracy.Garrett@bep.gov no late than Aug. 31.