12 Lunar New Year U.S. Postage Stamps

Preserved forever as flawlessly engraved pure silver ingots layered with 24 karat gold.

The stamps in The Lunar New Year Collection represent the 12 animal signs of Chinese astrology — the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. From the Rooster, the first stamp issued in 1993, to the Monkey, the final stamp in the series, this collection was created by celebrated Chinese-American designer Clarence Lee. In January 2005, a double-sided Lunar New Year Souvenir Sheet contain all twelve stamps on each side was issued by the United States Postal Service to honor this extraordinary series.