BEP celebrates Year of the Pig with $1 note set
- Published: Dec 1, 2018, 5 AM
The newest version of one of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s perennially successful products will go on sale Dec. 18.
It consists of a $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888,” a number sequence that signifies fortune.
The Chinese words for “8” and “wealth” sound similar. The digit is one of many in Chinese that assume added significance because of other Chinese words that sound similar to them.
The note itself may be from any one of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts.
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The bright red folder is decorated with a variety of whimsical pigs and piglets along with gold embossed Chinese characters. A pre-release announcement did not include the price, which in recent years has been $5.95 for a single piece, with discounts available for bulk purchases.
All orders for BEP products are now handled by the U.S. Mint. The Mint does not accept orders by mail, but interested collectors can purchase this and other BEP products by telephone at 800-872-6468 or through the United States Mint online store.
BEP products are also available at its Washington, D.C., and Fort Worth, Texas, visitor center gift shops.
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