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BEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the 2019 $2 Rocketship

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced a new product, the 2019 $2 Rocketship.

$2 bills have the fewest produced annually. In both 2014 and 2014, just 32,000,000 were produced each year, with 179,200,000 in 2016 and none in 2017. In 2018 just 51,200,000 were made. This is a fraction of the quantity of the more commonly-found notes, making them an interesting keepsake for youngsters.

The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with “2019.”  The colorful packaging features fun facts for kids and an embossed rocket ship and moon in outer space.  The $2 note is protected by a clear, acid-free, polymer sleeve.


The first day of sale for the 2019 $2 Rocketship was Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Only 24,000 are available.  With a price of $9.95, we expect this will be a popular product.  The 2019 Rocketship Set released by the U.S. Mint in February of this year has sold more than 26,250 units and has the same retail price of $9.95.  That set included a 2019 Kennedy half dollar and 2019 Native American dollar.


BEP products may be ordered through the U.S. Mint by telephone, toll-free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), and through the Mint’s online store at https://catalog.usmint.gov/.  Products are also available for purchase in BEP’s Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center gift shops.


For additional information about the BEP or U.S. currency, please visit bep.gov or follow them on Twitter and Facebook at @USMoneyfactory.

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