If you have never been to a show where the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing shows off their “1 Billion Dollar Exhibit,” you may not have seen the demonstration of intaglio printing with on a spider press that dates from the Lincoln Administration.

The following video appears to be from the 2005 World’s Fair of Money held in San Francisco. It shows BEP specialist Mike Beck demonstrating the intaglio printing process while printing show souvenirs.

I first saw Mike Beck’s demonstration in 2007. He is very engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is also very knowledgeable of the entire currency production process and the differences between the old and current processes. If you have a chance see Mr. Beck and the BEP exhibit, I encourage you to visit. It is worth your time.

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