The BEP marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special commemorative currency set.
By Bureau of Engraving and Printing ……
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set!
The Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set features an uncirculated Series 2013 $50 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with “1969”, and an engraved representation of the famous “Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph, taken July 20, 1969. The reflection in Aldrin’s visor – that includes Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander – is embossed. The note is protected by a clear, acid-free, polymer sleeve, and the engraved print features a limited edition number that corresponds with the last four digits of the serial number on the $50 note.
The first day of sale for the Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set is Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (ET), and is limited to 6,000 units. This product is $85.95, with a discounted price of $82.95 for quantities of 10 or more. Household quantity purchase limit restrictions for 10 units will be imposed during the first 24-hours of release.
BEP products may be ordered through the United States Mint by telephone, toll-free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), and through the Mint’s online store at catalog.usmint.gov/. Products are also available for purchase in BEP’s Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center gift shops.
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BEP Celebrates 1st Moon Landing With Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection
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About the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) was established in 1862 and is the sole producer of U.S. currency notes. It also produces miscellaneous government security documents. BEP’s vision is to be the world standard securities printer providing its customers and the public with superior products through excellence in manufacturing and innovation.
Sadly this is what the BEP must submit to when it comes to competing against actual commemorative issues from the U.S. Mint. Hawking a non-descript $50 note as commemorative in nature sorely upon a portion of the serial number is a bit much. I’d like to see the BEP actually issue something better, such as the 1976 $2 bill.