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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Magnet #1034 - BEP/UST $20 Note

Took a tour of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing this week. If you knew me back in the early 2000s, you'd realize how freakin' funny it is that I never took a tour before.

Can I just say? I really did not enjoy it...and this time, because of the tour guide. And her fake game commentator, tour guide speech pattern. Nice enough lady, but I seriously never wanted off a tour so bad, even if it was free. It was almost like I was taking a tour with Dick Vitale.

But, I will say, it was really cool seeing the printing machines of the BEP, watching them make money the old-fashioned way. By printing it.

And yes, I had a whole much longer post written up about the New Color of Money, but then thought the better of posting it.

If you want to learn more, take the tour. It's free. No. Really. It's Washington, remember? Where else can you see a million dollars...for free.
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jen said...

Awww, I liked my tour guide. I was the only one on the tour so instead of giving me the usual spiel he just talked to me and told me funny stories. Like the one time where a guy who was flipping through the stacks of dollar bills just fell out of his chair asleep once.

joy said...

I love the one-on-one tours - maybe that was my problem, too. Too many people on a tour ruins it for me.