Lunar year of the Rooster, One Ounce Fine Silver Coin, 2017 UK
- Stock available for immediate dispatch
- Limited edition coin minted 2017
- Price inclusive of insured delivery
- Price excluding VAT
- Each 1oz silver Lunar Rooster contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
- Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
- UK Government assurance of weight and purity
- There is a maximum mintage of 138,888 pieces
- Face value: £2.00 (GBP)
- Single coins will be supplied in hard plastic capsules, multiples of 25 will be supplied in Royal Mint tubes
- Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
The rooster is the fourth in The Royal Mint’s series of lunar coins brought to life by artist Wuon-Gean Ho, following her designs for the Year of the Horse, Year of the Sheep and Year of the Monkey. The ten flowers in the foreground are Marsh Daisies (or sea-thrift). In Chinese culture the number ten is believed to symbolise perfection.
About the Royal Mint’s Shengxiào (Lunar) Series
The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long-lasting piece of history.
The Royal Mint’s Lunar Shēngxiào coin collection was launched in 2014 and celebrates wonderful Chinese traditions in a unique fusion of Chinese and British heritage. Each coin features contemporary designs of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
The lunar calendar plays a significant role in Chinese culture, helping people choose auspicious days for notable events in their lives, such as a wedding day. It also sets out auspicious dates, including Chinese New Year. During these celebrations gifts in red envelopes are often given to family, friends and colleagues symbolising love, luck and good fortune. The coins of The Shēngxiào Collection are a continuation of this ancient gift-giving tradition.
|2014||Horse||Gold – Silver|
|2015||Sheep||Gold – Silver|
|2016||Monkey||Gold – Silver|
|2017||Rooster||Gold – Silver|
|2018||Dog||Gold – Silver|
|2019||Pig||Gold – Silver|
|2020||Rat||Not yet released|
|2021||Oxen||Not yet released|
|2022||Tiger||Not yet released|
|2023||Rabbit||Not yet released|
|2024||Dragon||Not yet released|
|2025||Snake||Not yet released|
|2014 – 2016 Set||Horse, Sheep, Monkey||Gold, Silver|
|2014 – 2017 Set||Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster||Gold, Silver|
|2014 – 2018 Set||Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog||Gold, Silver|
The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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