Economics Update (April-June 1997)

Atlanta Fed Hosts Public Sale of Uncut Currency

Mary Ellen Withrow
U.S. Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow
T he Atlanta Fed hosted the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the spring for a two-day public sale of uncut sheets of $1 and $2 notes. During the sale, U.S. Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow signed uncut sheets of the bills at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

This special public sale of the notes commemorated the first printing of $2 notes in nearly 20 years. The note, which originated in 1776, features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson. This issue bears the seal of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. A total of 153.6 million notes will be printed and delivered to the Federal Reserve System, which will then distribute them through commercial banks.

Uncut currency sheets will be available for purchase locally only during special sales such as the one at the Atlanta Fed; however, sheets of currency can be ordered by writing to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Mail Order Sales, Room 515 M, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20028, or by calling (202) 874-3316 (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday).

For additional details call the Atlanta Fed at (404) 498-7040.

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