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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 23, June 4, 2000, Article 8

FEATURED WEB SITE 

   This week's featured web pages are from the U.S. Bureau of 
   Engraving and Printing's web site.  The pages describe the 
   designs of the newly-released five and ten dollar bills. 

      http://www.bep.treas.gov/5.htm 
      http://www.bep.treas.gov/10.htm 

   At the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists' show in 
   Pittsburgh last October, your editor had the pleasure of 
   meeting and sharing a dinner table with Thomas Raymond 
   Hipschen, the artist who engraved the portraits on the new 
   series of notes, beginning with the $100 note in 1996. 

   Back in October, Hipschen's work on the new 5's and 10's 
   had already long been completed, but the official release of 
   the notes waited until this May.  It's been worth the wait - 
   the grainy newspaper illustrations of the designs couldn't 
   hold a candle to the Real McCoy - there is no substitute for 
   seeing the intaglio prints in person. 

   I have one nit to pick with the BEP pages - they label the 
   sides of the notes "Obverse" and "Reverse" as if they were 
   coins - the proper terms in syngraphic circles are "Face" 
   and "Back". 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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