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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Pictured below: Currency exhibit display panels at Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.
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About the BEP 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Washington, D.C.
The mission of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As its primary function, 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. In addition, the BEP processes claims for the redemption of mutilated currency. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency.

Leonard R. Olijar, Acting BEP Director

Meet Leonard R. Olijar, the Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Also access BEP's organizational documents such as the strategic plan and CFO report.

BEP History
Exterior of the Treasury Building

Learn about BEP's history, including its first home at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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About the BEP
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Learn about BEP's history, currency design and printing process, anti-counterfeiting measures, damaged currency, and tours of the BEP. Download the About BEP PDF.
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