The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) on Wednesday launched two new Lucky Money Collection products comprising “Year of the rabbit” and “Lucky lion” Remarks.
The year 2011 is the year of the rabbit. To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the BEP has released its $ 1 in the year of the rabbit money product that includes an uncirculated Federal Reserve $ 1 note with a serial number beginning with “8888”.
In addition, the BEP offers its $ 10 Lucky Lion money product that includes an uncirculated 2003 Federal Reserve Series $ 10 note with a serial number also beginning with “8888”.
Few human-related objects date back more than a millennium, but the Chinese lunar calendar is one example. Adjusted over the years, the calendar has been associated with animals as a mnemonic aid to remember the Twelve Cycles. In combination with the lunar calendar, for many, the number eight represents success, wealth and prosperity.
The $ 10 Lucky Lion Note marks the first time the BEP has included the denomination in a Lucky Money product. The collection dates back to 2000.
“According to legend, the lion is a symbol of strength and protects people from misfortune. The bright lantern light is also believed to guide the path to prosperity and happiness, ”US Treasurer Rosie Rios said when the two new notes were first released.
Each offer is limited to 88,888 units, with a limit of 100 orders per household in place during the first two weeks of release. For more product information, visit the BEP Online Money Shop directly at:
Each product in the Lucky Money collection includes its respective notes in decorative shirts. The notes are enclosed in a protective transparent polymer sleeve without acid. BEP’s Lucky Money First debuted in 2000.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the government agency responsible for printing US currency.