COVID-19 has claimed another victim, now the most recent issue at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s best-selling Lucky Money series. The program, an yearly celebration of the Chinese New Year this past year is the Year of the Ox beginning on Feb. 12, will have its own unveiling postponed.

When published, the Year of the Ox 2021 merchandise will comprise an Uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number starting with”8888.” The BEP stated on Dec. 21 that advice concerning the unveiling and first day of purchase buy information will be published at a later date. The 2020 Year of the Rat Lucky Money offered in a cost of $5.95 each.

The BEP also suggested it is temporarily not able to replenish its numismatic product stock sold throughout the United States Mint. The Mint site is your BEP’s sole online sales socket.