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‘Year of the Dog’ marked

 The “Year of the Dog is honored on this Lucky Money release from the BEP.

The “Year of the Dog is honored on this Lucky Money release from the BEP.

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has announced 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. “Year of the Dog 2018” is designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic red folder with embossed gold foil.

It features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve Note with a serial number beginning with “8888.” The “Year of the Dog 2018” symbolizes such character traits as loyalty and honesty. The set is priced at $5.95. Only 108,888 will be available for sale. Bulk pricing is available.

For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, visit or follow the BEP 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, D.C. 20228).

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