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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Pictured below: Back of a $5 note showing the large numeral 5.
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Useful Links for Currency Denomination 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is committed to help blind and other visually impaired persons better denominate U.S. paper currency. BEP has taken advantage of the latest technology to provide some immediate assistance to the blind and visually impaired with the development of EyeNote®, a free mobile device application (app) that identifies denominations of U.S. paper currency and communicates its value back to the user.  Listen to a video that describes how EyeNote® works. Since its release in 2010, there have been more than 14,000 downloads of EyeNote® through the Apple App StoreSM.

In addition to Eyenote®, there are other currency denominating apps from independent vendors available as well.  We have listed those we are aware of by operating system below. Please note that some of these apps are free, while others charge a user’s fee.

Apps for Apple iOS
Apps for Google Android
Apps for Symbian
Click here to get the knfb Reader Mobile App
knfb Reader Mobile (Nokia Mobile Phones)

Please consult the EyeNote® license agreement available on the Apple App StoreSM.  For other listed products, the BEP does not warrant or guarantee the performance, accuracy, or suitability of any applications, nor does it make any representations about the applications’ privacy policies or the security of their websites and/or the websites’ ordering mechanisms. Please consult the vendors’ websites and their software license agreements for information about a particular application.  The information provided herein is provided as a part of the BEP’s public education program as a courtesy to interested parties.  BEP makes no representations about any of the external websites or applications listed on this page. Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by the Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.


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