US Treasury unveils Lucky Money for Chinese Lunar New Year

16:32, December 15, 2010      

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U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios formally unveils the newest additions to the Lucky Money Collection at a news conference on Dec. 14.(photo: chinanew.com)


In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the U.S. Treasury Department unveiled two new Lucky Money products, "Year of the Rabbit" and " Lucky Lion" on Dec. 14.

The "Year of the Rabbit" is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. This lucky money product is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a red folder with gold foil.

The product features an uncirculated one-dollar note with a serial number beginning with "8888," which is seen by many Chinese as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

The "Lucky Lion" includes a 10-dollar note with a serial number beginning with "8888." This is the first time a Lucky Money product has featured a 10-dollar note since the BEP introduced such kind of products in 2000.

The "Lucky Lion" is attractively presented in a decorative folder capturing the significance of Chinese numerology and is encased in a protective, clear, acid-free polymer sleeve.

By People's Daily Online / agencies
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