Seal of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury 


Home » Press Center

Press Center


Press Release

Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year


Contact: Karen Smith (202) 874-2108


Washington, DC (October 19, 2016) –  In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Lucky Money Collection:  Year of the Rooster 2017


The rooster is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  Year of the Rooster 2017 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 Year of the Rooster 2017 represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New Year.  This product is $5.95 and only 88,888 will be available for sale.  Bulk pricing is available for the Year of the Rooster 2017.


The product’s first day of sale is Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).  Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units for the Year of the Rooster 2017 will be imposed for the first week of release, November 16 – 22.  On November 23, household purchase restrictions will be waived.


For additional information about BEP or to purchase products, please visit  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, DC, 20228).