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Unlucky Money

Unlucky Money (2022)

Duration: 37 sec.

File size: 39.6 MB

Blockchain: NA

Edition: 1

In 2009, The US Treasury Department sold these sets of 8 uncut $2 bills attached to a red and gold poster board wit"h "Lucky Money" written in wonton font. They're called "lucky" because of each of the serial numbers begins with four 8s, a number that's considered lucky in Chinese culture. 

By 2009, following a global banking crisis connected to US banks, China held almost a trillion dollars ($894,000,000,000) in US debt, as its treasuries were still seen as a safe haven.

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