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BEP marks Year of the Pig

Marking the Chinese lunar calendar

Marking the Chinese lunar calendar?s Year of the Pig, a new Lucky Money product from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing features a $1 note with serial number beginning ?8888.?


A second new product, also part of BEP?s Lucky Money line, is a $20 note with serial number beginning ?8888.?

Both come in red folders with gold foil and thematic artwork, the $20 item displaying pandas with bamboo, the $1 item a multicolor pig.

The Year of the Pig product is the sixth in a series of 12 Lucky Money Notes ? one has been and will be designed for each Chinese zodiac symbol ? which is said to symbolize good fortune in the Asian community. The Year of the Pig begins Feb. 18.

A total of 68,888 Year of the Pig notes are available. Cost is $5.95 each. Bulk pricing is also available.


Priced at $39.95, a total of 8,888 $20 Lucky Money Notes will be available.

Both of these products may be purchased online at, or by telephone at (800) 456-3408. Products may also be purchased from both Bureau of Engraving and Printing visitor center locations, at 14th &
?C? Streets, SW, Washington, D.C.; and 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort
Worth, Texas.