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.
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"
Wayne Homren, Editor
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