Bureau of Engraving and Printing products now available from the United States Mint
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the United States Mint (U.S. Mint) have formed a strategic alliance to sell currency and engravings through the U.S. Mint’s e-commerce website. Starting October 1, 2018, the U.S. Mint will be the official online retailer for BEP products.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING AND THE U.S. MINT?
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the Nation’s sole producer of U.S. paper currency. The BEP advises other federal agencies on document security matters and also produces engraved art, engraved documents such as military commissions and award certificates, and special security documents for a variety of government agencies. In addition, the BEP processes claims for the redemption of mutilated currency.
The United States Mint is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender, circulating coinage. The Mint also produces numismatic coins and coin-related products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.
CURRENCY AVAILABLE ON THE U.S. MINT CATALOG
Beginning September 17, 2018, BEP will no longer accept orders at moneyfactorystore.gov or via phone.
The U.S. Mint will start taking orders for BEP products on October 1, 2018 at 8:oo a.m. ET. Customers can place orders on catalog.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Visitors to the BEP catalog website after October 1 will automatically be redirected to the U.S. Mint website.
BENEFITS OF SHOPPING WITH THE U.S. MINT
Customers can now purchase BEP and U.S. Mint products in one place, while enjoying the benefits and conveniences of the U.S. Mint website. Customers who establish accounts on the Mint website can easily check order statuses, track packages, and pay with PayPal. BEP customer accounts will not be transferred to the U.S. Mint website. Set up a Mint website account and begin enjoying the benefits.
All purchases on catalog.usmint.gov count towards the U.S. Mint Loyalty Program, where members receive free budget shipping on qualifying orders shipped within the United States.
BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING PRODUCTS AVAILABLE NOW
Beginning October 1, products offered by BEP will be available for purchase on catalog.usmint.gov.