Year of the Pig $1 Notes Feature ‘8888’ Serial Numbers


In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving (BEP) is now offering its latest annual Lucky Money product.

$1 Year of the Pig 2019 Lucky Money Product
BEP images of its “$1 Year of the Pig 2019” Lucky Money product

Featuring an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "8888," the bureau’s "1$ Year of the Pig 2019" money product was released today for $5.95.

The Year of the Pig occupies the last position in the Chinese zodiac 12-year cycle. It is noted for good luck, abundance, and wealth.

Bulk Pricing and Limits

In addition to individual pricing, the bureau has a bulk pricing option with 50 or more notes discounted to $4.50 each.

There is an initial household order limit of 250 notes. Normally, this limit is lifted following the first week of release.

Update: The U.S. Mint indidated the limit will be raised to 999 at noon ET on Dec. 20.

Opened $1 Year of the Pig 2019
Larger image of the BEP’s latest Lucky Money product

The "$1 Year of the Pig 2019" is the sixth issue from BEP’s second generation of the Lucky Money Lunar Calendar product line. No more than 108,888 of the "8888" serial numbered $1 notes will be sold. This product has a smaller limit of 92,888.


The BEP collaborated this year with the United States Mint and its money products are now sold through the Mint’s e-commerce system. Place orders for this newest release from the Lucky Money Collection section of the Mint’s website at:

Each note is protected by an acid-free sleeve and is enclosed in a red folder featuring decorative, embossed gold foil. The note itself may be from any one of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts.

About the BEP

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s main mission is to develop and produce United States banknotes. The agency prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, TX.

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Happy Camper

Would it be truth the time and effort to try and collect the $1.00 notes from all twelve Federal Reserve District banks. With only 92,888 total printed would it gain in valve? Would like to know what people think.

Christopher Williams

These are already on “Back Order.”


Hey, apparently the US Mint “indidated” a limit increase.