The U.S Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces all of the U.S. notes in circulation today. While the history of paper currency extends back further, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing was founded in 1862. It’s no coincidence that this agency was established during the Civil War. It was created out of necessity due to the economic situation of the era. There simply were not enough coins circulating at the time.

The fact that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is responsible for Federal Reserve Note production is a great thing for collectors. They have to maintain impeccable quality for their own purposes and everyone gets to enjoy that. Regardless of age or era, U.S. notes make an excellent addition to any collection.