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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Cash by the Pound

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I can remember visiting the B.E.P. in Washington D.C. when I was a teen.  My Father was a true patriot and this was one of many family vacations that had us blazing from state to state.  Destinations included Civil War Battlefields, National Parks, and of course our Nations Capital.  I remember the tour vividly and also remember being able to buy a bag of shredded cash at the gift shop.  Well things might be very different these days, but you can still get your shredded cash. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers 5lb bags of Shredded U.S. Currency. This bag contains approximately $10,000 worth of Shredded U.S. currency notes.  Judging from the photo below, it looks like the gift shops at the various Federal Reserve Banks are in on it as well.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

B.E.P.|Monthly Production Reports|Eastern & Western Facilities April 2011

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The April report came early and I’ve done the math and checked it twice.  The total for the Eastern Facility is $9,078,400,000, which included 3.2 million one dollar star notes, and a boat load of $100 Notes.  The total for the Western Facility is $3,276,800,000, which included ones, fives, and fifties.  The yearly total dollar amount printed by the B.E.P. comes to $46,250,079,979.  As always, keep in mind I don’t have the figures of the currency that is retired and shredded.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 20, 2011 at 5:20 am

$50 Currency Sheets

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is proud to present the Series 2009 $50 Uncut Currency Sheets bearing the signatures of U.S. Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios.  They are available in a few different sheet sizes.  Go to the B.E.P. to get yours today!

Images: B.E.P.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Update | 2011 $2 Single Note Collection Sold Out

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On March First I posted about the B.E.P.’s Single Note Collection and just wanted to give everyone an update and let you know they are sold out.  No longer available on the website, I’m sure you lucky few will enjoy your notes and revel in the fact they were a sell out.

Images:  B.E.P.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 13, 2011 at 5:13 am

The Cleveland Federal Reserve

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Being a Buckeye, and knowing the love my Father had for our home town, Cleveland, Ohio.  I always enjoy finding historic things from this great city.  The Cleveland Federal Reserve is a true piece of architectural and design history.  It had taken four architects thirteen months and a thousand sketches, plus a team of draftsmen creating 1,924 blueprints, to prepare for the moment of groundbreaking for the new Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. Two years and $8.25 million later, the Bank was completed. Fronting two hundred feet on East 6th Street and 216 feet on Superior Avenue, the thirteen-story building is a modern adaptation of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, or fortress palace. At the sidewalk level is a base of granite from Stonington, Maine. The remaining exterior of the building is covered with marble, a pinkish stone quarried in Tate, Georgia. The stone closely resembles granite and retains a warm color when weathered.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 9, 2011 at 5:09 am

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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