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Punkys Dad
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« on: January 01, 2009, 04:12:58 pm »

January 26th, 2009 * Year of the Ox.

It has been no surprise that the number 8 seems to be a popular number to most serial number collectors, I think the following articles best explain the Asian tradition of 'Lucky Money'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_packet

Drawing from tradition the following article can underline the high demand for Uncirculated money used in 'Lucky Money', thus banknote collecting has the potential to become quite popular among Asians if it isn't already that.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/28/content_7513523.htm

As an ethic Asian myself I'm having a difficult time finding red envelopes large enough so I wouldn't have to fold the notes. I know they're out there. This is one way I could get my nieces & nephews into collecting banknotes.

Gung hey fat choy mon.

* Corr: Oops looked up the wrong calender

« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 05:47:43 pm by Punkys Dad »

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 08:25:30 pm »

Heh, when my dad gave me these 10 uncirculated 10s last year, I just cheated and left them flat and sticking out of the envelope. I do believe I have seen envelopes that are big enough to keep the notes flat, but I don't know where they came from, or, even if this is a real memory.



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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 09:39:00 pm »

Yeah. I had to do it that way as well so that limits me to giving them away only at the end of the occasion. Remember it's supposed to be a surprise for the recipient or they will be cursed with bad luck.

For specifics regarding which numbers were considered Lucky or not....follow this link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_in_Chinese_culture


13 is considered a lucky number, 14 is start digging your grave

Good Luck :)

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