The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced the resumption of public sales programs. The programs began on October 1, 2023, and products will be available through the United States Mint’s website.
Numismatic offerings are being reintroduced in phases. Uncut Currency Sheets is the first product line to be replenished as BEP’s core public sales product. BEP will continue to evaluate the schedule for future product offerings. Product updates will be communicated via the product schedule on the U.S. Mint’s website.
The BEP suspended public sales in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bureau announced in December 2021 that it would not be replenishing products for purchase due to the pressures from the pandemic.
The Mint’s site currently has several paper money products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They can be found here, and available products include uncut sheets of $50 bills and the Lucky Currency series from back in 2018.
While it is possible that we will see new product releases from the BEP this year, it is unlikely there will be many if any. Both the Bureau and the Mint are already in preparations for 2024 production, when we will likely see more paper currency products available for purchase.
About the BEP
The BEP prints billions of dollars – referred to as Federal Reserve notes – each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve operates as the nation’s central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation. The BEP does not produce coins – all U.S. coinage is minted by the United States Mint. The BEP also advises other federal agencies on document security matters.
The BEP’s robust research and development efforts focus on counterfeit deterrent technologies and production process efficiencies. The BEP develops overt and covert security features for U.S. currency that keep the number of counterfeits in circulation low.