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Currency

The BEP prints billions of dollars - referred to as Federal Reserve notes - each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System.
 

U.S. currency is used as a medium of exchange and store of value around the world.  According to the Federal Reserve, there is more than $2 trillion worth of Federal Reserve notes in circulation.

Currency production is not an easy or simple task, but one that involves highly trained and skilled craftspeople, specialized equipment, and a combination of traditional old world printing techniques merged with sophisticated, cutting edge technology. 

We invite you to explore U.S. currency, beginning with its origins and leading up to how it is secured and manufactured today.