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Hand Engraved Print At The BEP

 
 
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 Posted 06/25/2019  7:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Like many others here, I get emails from the Mint on a regular basis.

Today I received one touting a Hand Engraved print of the Declaration of Independence, and it's not cheap. Almost $200 a copy. My question is, does hand engraved mean the print will be an intaglio printing ?

I'm guessing it HAS to be, right ?

Link to Mint/BEP offering, https://catalog.usmint.gov/declarat...-B44316.html
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 Posted 06/25/2019  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Saw this email too and it's been on the product page for a while now. I imagine it has to be intaglio.

If this hadn't already been such an expensive year from the Mint for me (with plenty more to come), I'd consider it. As it stands, I think I'm a pass.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Been passing for a long time on the often-ripoff BEP offerings, maybe to my detriment, but I'll stay on the sidelines.
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06/25/2019 7:36 pm
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 Posted 06/26/2019  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got the same e-mail and I was actually somewhat interested. That is, until I clicked the link to see the price.
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 Posted 07/02/2019  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure why, but this print shows "Currently Unavailable" on the website.

https://catalog.usmint.gov/declarat...-B44316.html
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 Posted 07/02/2019  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve, that print is definitely intaglio. It's been around for some time (2003) and did receive a catalog number (B-267) from the Souvenir Card Collectors Society, although it bends the rules since I'm not sure what it's a souvenir of. Here's an image from the SCCS website: http://www.souvenircards.org/galler...cs/B-267.jpg

I think the Bureau's price point on that is way too high (it used to be $300, btw), but I know how much work these would be to print. A plate that large would almost certainly be done by hand on the BEP's "elephant press."
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07/02/2019 6:13 pm
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