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Notable News (March 26-April 1, 2024)

Published April 1, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include a Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquisition, a satirical piece, and the first woman to serve as director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has acquired World Banknote Auctions. President Dennis Hengeveld will join Stack’s Bowers team of specialists, and all current World Banknote Auctions will be offered in future Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctions.

Photo: Dennis Hengeveld (Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

MattGyver has released a satirical Papyrus Comic Sans coin that features the maligned Papyrus typeface along with Eastern imagery on the obverse and the unloved Comic Sans font and theater elements on the reverse. It is described as offering “two terrible fonts in one convenient place.”

Photo: MattGyver

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen has named U.S. Government Publishing Office Deputy Director Patty Collins as the 27th Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Collins is the first woman to hold the position.

Photo: Getty Images/skodonnell

The Federal Reserve recently published a paper titled “Demand for U.S. Banknotes at Home and Abroad: A Post-Covid Update” in which author Ruth Johnson concludes that demand for cash remains strong despite the rise of electronic payments.

Photo: Getty Images/Denis Kalinichenko