Lucky Money Collection: BEP Adds Year of Tiger; Dragon Boat Notes

by CoinNews.net on January 4, 2010 · 4 comments

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in December added two new products to its Lucky Money Collection, which features uncirculated notes "capturing the significance of the numbers "8888" and "168," as well as the Zodiac celebrated for the specific Lunar Year."

Lucky Money Collection

On sale now for respective prices of $5.95 and $68.88 are:

  • $1 Year of the Tiger
  • $50 Dragon Boat

Few objects relating to man can be traced back more than a millennia, but the Chinese Lunar Calendar is one such example. Fine tuned through the years, the calendar has been linked to animals as a mnemonic aid in remembering the twelve cycles. In combination of the lunar calendar, to many, the number eight represents success, wealth and prosperity.

The year 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. In celebration, the BEP has issued the $1 Year of the Tiger product that includes a "Lucky Money Note" – an uncirculated $1 note with a serial number beginning with "8888."

The offering is limited to 88,888. Purchases of 1,000 or more are discounted to $3.95 per. For more information, visit the BEP online store directly at http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/yearofthetiger.aspx.

Additionally, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced its premium Dragon Boat product, which also features a crisp uncirculated note with a serial number beginning with "8888." However, the banknote is not $1 in denomination but instead a Series 2004 $50 Federal Reserve Note.

The offering is limited to 6,888. Purchases of 25 or more are discounted to $66.88 per. For more information on this product, visit the BEP online store directly at http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/luckymoneydragonboat.aspx.

Both products include notes that are within attractive folders and encased in a protective clear acid-free polymer sleeve.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the government agency responsible for printing US currency.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

LARRY W. BORMAN January 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I AM LOOKING FOR THREE ”YEAR OF THE TIGER”…..DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE”” THAT I MIGHT CONTACT , THAT MIGHT HAVE THEM FOR SALE BEINGS YOU ARE SOLD OUT????… I THANK YOU FOR YOU TIME

LARRY BORMAN

nicole July 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I am also looking for one of the $1 Year of the Tiger notes, as they are sold out at bep.gov. Thank you in advance! 🙂

Ching-Kuo Chen December 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I am lookinf for several lucky dollars for the year of the tiger and the rabbit. Do you know anyone that might have these for sale ?

Thanks for your time and answer.

CoinNews.net December 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

While dealers may have some on hand, there is an assortment of Lucky Money listings on online auctions places such as ebay.com. A quick U.S. ebay search using “Lucky Money” as the keywords resulted in over 200 entries.

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