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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Chinese Zodiac Lucky Note Sets

Last Update: Saturday, 04-Jan-2014 11:48:04 EST

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao in Chinese, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar. For a long time there has been a special relationship between humans and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same manner as the sign of zodiac adopted by western civilizations.

Lucky number 8 — Number 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With pronunciation of 'Ba' in Chinese, number 8 sounds similar to the word 'Fa', which means to make a fortune. It contains meanings of prosperity, success and high social status too, so all business men favor it very much.

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Rat Lucky Money Note

Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E4/1, S/N C88884301A

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

The Rat is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. May the Chinese expression, "as you wish,"bring you peace and happiness in the Year of the Rat and years to come.

Wishing you success, wealth and fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Rat.

Life is one joyous journey for me.
I am progress, exploration and insight.

I AM THE RAT.

FR-1929F | KL-4802

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Ox Lucky Money Note

Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E102/56, S/N F88886008F

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

The Ox is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. May the Chinese expression, "as you wish," bring you peace and happiness in the Year of the Ox

Wishing you good success, wealth and fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Ox.

I seek to serve integrity, to bear the burdens of righteousness.
I abide by the laws of nature patiently pushing the wheels of fate.
Thus, I shall weave my destiny.
I AM THE OX

FR-1933J | KL-4806

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Tiger Lucky Money Note Set

Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Tiger Lucky Money Note Set, Kansas City, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E124/65, S/N J88882122B

The note is enclosed in a commemorative package (see cover and inside) and it encloses an uncirculated Federal Reserve Note featuring a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 means wealth and properity. May this lucky money bring success and good fortune.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Rabbit Lucky Money Note Set

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Year of the Rabbit Lucky Money Note, San Francisco, Rios - Geithner, Plate# E45/37, S/N L88889965F

The note is enclosed in a commemorative package (see cover and inside) and it encloses an uncirculated Federal Reserve Note featuring a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 means wealth and properity. May this lucky money bring success and good fortune.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Dragon Lucky Money Note Set

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Year of the Dragon Lucky Money Note, New York, Rios - Geithner, Plate# E21/16, S/N B88883250B

The note is enclosed in a commemorative package (see cover and inside) and it encloses an uncirculated Federal Reserve Note featuring a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 means wealth and properity. May this lucky money bring success and good fortune.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Snake

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Year of the Snake Lucky Money Note, St. Louis, Rios - Geithner, Plate# E157/174, S/N H88888132B

The note is enclosed in a commemorative package (see cover and inside) and it encloses an uncirculated Federal Reserve Note featuring a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 means wealth and properity. This note is an ideal gift for a family member or friend that you want to extend well wishes and the hope that they will become wealthy and remain prosperous.

The Snake is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is clearly tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. May the Chinese expression "as you wish" bring you peace and happiness in the "Year of the Snake" and years to come.

Wishing you success, wealth and fourtune with the enclosed uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all of your wishes be fulfilled in the "Year of the Snake."

My sights are direct
My gave enduring
My movement calculated and precise
The solid earth beneath me.

I AM THE SNAKE

FR-1926B | KL-4572

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Horse Lucky Money

Series 2001 $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Marin - Oneill, Plate# E102/150, S/N B88888633D

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Horse Lucky Money

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Horse

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Year of the Horse Lucky Money Note, San Francisco, Rios - Geithner, Plate# E55/36, S/N L88885195G

The note is enclosed in a commemorative package (see cover, inside, and backback) and it encloses an uncirculated Federal Reserve Note featuring a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 means wealth and properity. This note is an ideal gift for a family member or friend that you want to extend well wishes and the hope that they will become wealthy and remain prosperous.

The Horse is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is clearly tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. May the Chinese expression "as you wish" bring you peace and happiness in the "Year of the Horse" and years to come.

Wishing you success, wealth and fourtune with the enclosed uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all of your wishes be fulfilled in the "Year of the Horse."

FR-1928C | KL-4655

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Goat Prosperity Note

Series 2003 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Marin - Snow, Plate# E72/64, S/N C88886648B

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

The goat is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. The Chinese expression, "Three goats bring forth peace by restoring the earth back to springtime" symbolizes the desire for luck, happiness and prosperity to all.

We wish you good fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Prosperity Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Goat.

FR-1928A | KL-4653

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Monkey Prosperity Note

Series 2003 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Marin - Snow, Plate# E40/35, S/N C88881368B

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

The Monkey is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. The Chinese expression, "The Year of the Monkey brings you success, wealth and fortune".

Wishing you good fortune and wealth with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Prosperity Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Monkey.

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Rooster Prosperity Money Note

Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E215/205, S/N C88881611D

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

The Rooster is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. The Chinese expression: As you wish, the Year of the Rooster brings to you peace and happiness in the years to come.

Wishing you success, wealth and fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Prosperity Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Rooster.

I am on hand to herald in the day, and to announce its exit.
I thrive by clockwork and precision. In my unending quest
for perfection all things will be restored to their rightful place.
I am the exacting taskmaster, the ever-watchful administrator.
I seek perfect order in my world. I represent unfailing dedication.

I AM THE ROOSTER.

FR-1929L | KL-4665

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Dog Lucky Money Note

Series 2003 $1 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Marin - Snow, Plate# E126/64, S/N L88889955H

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

The Dog is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. The Chinese expression: As you wish, the Year of the Dog brings to you peace and happiness in the years to come.

Wishing you success, wealth and fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Dog.

I am the protector of Justice;
My vision never blurred by cowardice,
My soul never chained.
Life without honor
Is life in vain.

I AM THE DOG

FR-1929G | KL-4660

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Year of the Pig Lucky Money Note

Series 2003 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Marin - Snow, Plate# E91/42, S/N C88881079C

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

The Pig is one of the 12 zodiac symbols associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Some Chinese believe their fate is closely tied to the zodiac symbols in the year in which they were born. May the Chinese expression, "as you wish," bring you peace and happiness in the Year of the Pig

Wishing you good success, wealth and fortune with the enclosed uncirculated Federal Reserve Note, which features a serial number beginning with 8888. In many Asian communities, the number 8 signifies wealth and prosperity. May this Lucky Money Note bring you success and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Pig.

Of all Gods children
I have the purest heart.
By giving of myself freely
I am richer and twice blest.
My goodwill is universal
And knows no bounds.

I AM THE PIG.