Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BEP Offers $1 Year of the Rabbit Lucky Money

By Nutmegcollector
January 26, 2011

The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on February 3, 2011. It's a tradition for families to give red envelopes containing brand new banknotes to children for good luck.

The year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) released its $1 Year of the Rabbit product which features a crisp, uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve Note with a serial number beginning with “8888.”

The Rabbit is one of the twelve zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. This lucky money product is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a red folder with gold foil. This product features an uncirculated $1 note with a serial number beginning with “8888.” The “Year of the Rabbit” represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New Year.

This product is limited to 88,888 notes available for sale at BEP.

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