Uncle Sams printing press, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, does more than churn out paper with pictures of dead Presidents!
Every year the Bureau offers exquisitely designed intaglio prints focusing on the age-old art of hand engraving and intaglio printing.
Intaglio (/ɪnˈtæli.oʊ/ in-tal-ee-oh) is the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink.
This years subscription program is entitled
Defenders of Freedom.
This commemorative program is dedicated to the five branches of our Military. Each print is available separately, as printed throughout the year. The value is in having a subscription which saves a total of $27.50 off the individual print price. Deadline for ordering the subscription is February 26, 2014
The first card, Army, will be released on February 27, 2014 in conjunction with the BEP’s participation at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The second card, Navy, will be released on April 14, 2014. The third card, Marines, will be released on June 16, 2014. The fourth card, Air Force, will be released on August 5, 2014. The fifth and final card, Coast Guard, will be released on September 22, 2014.