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The new face of engraving

With Engravers Guild only recently launching the new online store, we have to pay homage to the titans of the engraving world.

It is difficult to get more heavyweight than the American Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

The US government agency is responsible for making the famous green dollar bills, which are produced by letting ink settle in fine-line engravings on paper.

As Engravers Guild maintains a brisk production line in London, we have to admire how the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces almost seven billion notes a year.

But today we have further reason to pay our respects. A few hours ago it was announced that it will start engraving a woman onto America’s paper currency for the first time in more than a century.

While we are sad to see old Mr Hamilton depart the $10 bill, we welcome the fact that a female face will soon take her place on the famous dollar notes.