To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Horse, the US Treasury through its Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has printed crisp uncirculated $1-notes as part of its “Lucky Money” collection.
The Treasury will offer 88,888 Year of the Horse $1-notes and each lucky money $1-note will have a serial number starting with 8888, according to US Treasurer Rosie Rios.
The lucky money $1-note is packaged in a red folder with decorative Chinese symbols with gold foil and embossing.
The Year of the Horse collection went on sale Wednesday. Each lucky money $1-note is priced at $5.95. Discounts are offered in larger quantities: $4.50 each for 50 to 999, or as low as $3.95 each for orders of 1,000 or more. During the first week of sale, there is a household order limit of 500. The BEP will start shipping the notes on Dec. 11, 2013.
Orders can be placed through the BEP website, http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/luckymoneycollection.aspx.
The Chinese New Year lucky money is very popular both domestically and internationally. The products have sold out almost every year.
The Year of the Dragon lucky money sold a record 108,888 notes and sold out within a week.