US Offers Year of the Horse ‘Lucky Money’ $1-Notes

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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,

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.


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