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BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year with Year of the Rat 2020 $1 Note

BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year with Year of the Rat 2020 $1 Note

Year of the Rat $1 Note features auspicious 8888 serial number prefix.

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing ……
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 United States Mint by telephone, toll-free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), at Mint retail locations, and through the Mint’s online store at 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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About the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) was established in 1862 and is the sole producer of U.S. currency notes. It also produces miscellaneous government security documents. BEP’s vision is to be the world standard securities printer providing its customers and the public with superior products through excellence in manufacturing and innovation.

United States Mint
United States Mint
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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