Every day, rivers of green currency sheets flow through the presses at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the federal agency responsible for printing all of the country's paper money.
The technology used to produce today's legal tender is a far cry from the steam-powered machines used to trim, separate and seal America's first currency notes in 1862.
However, the multi-step process still begins with a few skilled engravers who meticulously carve intricate designs into metal plates for what will eventually be imprinted onto billions of dollars each year.
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