Recommended Sites

Visit these U.S. government websites for additional information on currency and the laws governing its production and use.

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing
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. Learn about the BEP's history, currency design and printing process, anti-counterfeiting measures, damaged currency, and tours of the BEP.

United States Department of the Treasury
Information on the broad range of domestic and international responsibilities and functions of the United States Department of the Treasury. Provides up-to-date news as well as reports from the press and a video webcast center and archive.

United States Secret Service
Learn about the two distinct missions of the Secret Service: to protect those occupying the most powerful seats in our government and to enforce laws relating to counterfeiting and financial crimes. A history and timeline, and many FAQs offer information about this elite organization.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The website of the central bank of the United States includes banking and regulation information, economic research and data, and consumer information. Information on news and events, as well as official speeches, is also available online.

The United States Mint
This site educates consumers on how coins are designed and manufactured. Other areas of interest include a history of the Mint, profiles of engravers, descriptions of Mint facilities, and an online catalog where you can purchase the latest collectibles.
This website is a gateway to any information you may want or need regarding U.S. government services and resources. The site includes a search engine with access to over 51 million government Web pages, most of which are unavailable on commercial websites. 

Rules for Using Images of Currency
Note images are subject to specific rules governing reproduction, which vary by country. Learn about the laws governing the use of U.S. notes and currency from other nations.

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