Contacts: Karen Smith, (202) 435-8110
Michael White (202) 354-7222
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Mint (Mint) and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booth #690 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money August 9 – 13, 2016, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, the BEP and the Mint have made history by connecting Americans through coins and currency. The bureaus are highlighting their distinguished histories, product excellence, and dedicated employees.
The BEP is showcasing its Billion Dollar Exhibit, which features more than $1 billion worth of rare antique currency, including sheets of $100,000 currency notes, Treasury Bonds, and Gold and Silver Certificates.
The BEP is excited to offer the following new products for sale:
$1 50-Subject Uncut Currency Sheets – For the first time ever, BEP is offering full, uncut sheets of Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve notes.
“Independence Collection – Pursuit of Happiness” – This card is the third and final print in the 2016 Intaglio Print Subscription Program which features three cards: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness. This series is dedicated to the Declaration of Independence and features an exquisite compilation of unique, engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.
The BEP is also showcasing and offering other unique currency-related products, including uncut sheets of currency ranging in subject size and denomination. For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, please visit bep.gov. You may also order BEP products by telephone (1-800-456-3408), fax (1-888-891-7585) or mail (Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Mail Order Sales, Room 515M, 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228).
As a special treat for collectors, the Mint will showcase a 1974-D aluminum cent recovered earlier this year. The never-before-seen experimental test piece will be on display during show hours each day.
In addition to its display, the Mint will also:
- Provide children the opportunity to explore the Mint’s H.I.P. Pocket Change website to engage in educational activities, learn about Mint programs and operations, and gain an understanding of the link between coins and American history and culture;
- Provide attendees access to its online catalog to browse available products and program information;
- Conduct a “Treasure Trivia” game in which children visit specific locations on the bourse floor to answer trivia questions designed to instill an appreciation for numismatics;
- Participate in the World Mints Passport Program, an exciting program in which visitors collect coins from participating mints;
- Assist visitors in downloading its mobile application, MyUSMint; and
- Provide a free promotional gift bag with each qualifying purchase.
An assortment of collectible products from the Mint will be available for purchase, including coins in the 2016 Mark Twain and National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Programs and other popular annual offerings. These products are also available for purchase via the Mint’s online catalog at catalog.usmint.gov/ or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Additional information is available at catalog.usmint.gov.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint – Connecting America through Currency and Coins