Collectors can celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with a 2014
“Year of the Horse” Lucky Money note.
These “Lucky Money” Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve notes with
serial numbers beginning with 8888 are being issued by the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing in celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar
New Year. The first day of sales for this product was Dec. 4.
The Year of the Horse is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated
with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The celebration in 2014 begins Jan. 31.
This Lucky Money product is designed with decorative Chinese
symbolism comprising packaging consisting of a red folder with gold
foil and embossing. Under Chinese tradition, the Year of the Horse
represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New
Year. This product is sold for $5.95; the edition is limited to 88,888 notes.
This product can be purchased in person at the BEP’s headquarters
located at 14th & C streets S.W., Washington, DC 20228, and its
Western Currency Facility at 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas
76131, or through the BEP website, located at www.moneyfactorystore.gov.
The produce can also be purchased by telephoning 800-456-3408,
though this phone line will not be available between Dec. 24, 2013,
and Jan. 1, 2014. The toll-free order line will return to normal
operation on Jan. 2.
Bulk pricing is available for the “Year of the Horse — 2014” and
other Lucky Money products.
Purchase limits are 500 units per household for the first week of
release, from Dec. 4 to 10. Household purchase restrictions will be
waived beginning Dec. 11.
As an efficiency measure, the BEP facilities located in Washington
and Fort Worth will be shut down from the close of business Dec. 24
through Jan. 1.
The Tour and Visitor Center located in Fort Worth will close to
the public Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
The Washington Tour and Visitor Center will close to the public on
Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.
The fulfillment and shipping of mail order sales program products,
incoming mail and other special deliveries will also be suspended
during the Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 closure. Both facilities will reopen
to the public on Jan. 2. ■