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Did You Know That The BEP Expanded Currency Sheets in the 1950s?

After the shift away from large size currency in the late 1920s, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produced sheets of 12 individual notes (“subjects”) until 1953, when 18-note sheets were introduced. In 1957 the BEP started printing 32-subject sheets, the standard for more than half a century. Fifty-subject sheets of $1 Federal Reserve Notes appeared in 2014, ten subjects down and five across. A new plate and position numbering system was implemented, distinguishing 50-subject sheet notes from their predecessors.  

As discussed in a previous blog, the BEP sells uncut currency sheets as novelties/collector’s items. Fifty-note sheets were made available to the public in 2016.

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