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Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year

November 3, 2017

Contact: Tracy Garrett (202) 874-3256

Washington, DC (November 3, 2017) – In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Lucky Money Collection: Year of the Dog 2018.

The “Dog” is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Year of the Dog 2018 is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic, red folder with embossed, gold foil. This product features an uncirculated, $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888.” Year of the Dog 2018 symbolizes such character traits as loyalty and honesty. This product is $5.95 and only 108,888 will be available for sale; bulk pricing is available.

The product’s first day of sale is Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units for the Year of the Dog 2018 will be imposed for the first week of release, November 15 – 21. On Wednesday, November 22, household purchase restrictions will be waived.

For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, please visit bep.gov or follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @USMoneyfactory. BEP products may also be ordered by telephone (1-800-456-3408), by fax (1-888-891-7585), or mail (Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Mail Order Sales, 515M, 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington, DC, 20228).