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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director to Unveil New Lucky Money Product

October 19, 2016

Contact: Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (October 19, 2016) – Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Director Leonard R. Olijar will unveil a new Lucky Money product at a press conference on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m., at 14th & C Streets, SW. Journalists interested in attending this press conference must RSVP by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14. Please arrive at BEP by 8:45 a.m. to set-up.

Director Olijar will unveil the Year of the Rooster 2017 in honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Year of the Rooster 2017 features a $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888.” The introduction of the Year of the Rooster 2017 is the fourth issue from BEP’s second generation of the Lucky Money Lunar Calendar product line.

The product’s first day of sale is Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The Year of the Rooster 2017 and additional currency products may be purchased by telephone, toll free, at 1(800) 456-3408; by fax (888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center Gift Shops; and, through the BEP’s online store, moneyfactorystore.gov. Bulk pricing is also available for the Year of the Rooster 2017.