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Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates Chinese New Year with Year of the Rat 2020

December 2, 2019

Contact: Tracy Garrett (202) 874-3256

Washington, DC (December 2, 2019) –  In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection – Year of the Rat 2020

The “rat” is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar and symbolizes optimism and positivity.  Year of the Rat 2020 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.” 

The first day of sale is Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12 p.m. (ET).  The purchase price is $5.95; only 108,888 will be available for sale.  Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units will be imposed for the first day of release.  On December 12, 2019, household purchase restrictions will be waived.

The Year of the Rat 2020 and other BEP currency products may be purchased through the U.S. Mint (Mint) by telephone, toll free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), at Mint retail locations, and through the Mint’s online store at https://catalog.usmint.gov/.  Customers are encouraged to set up a Mint store website account in order to easily check their order status and to track packages.  BEP currency products are also available in BEP’s Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center gift shops.  For information about bulk pricing in quantities of 1,000 or more, contact the BEP at 1(800) 456-3408. 

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