2017 One (1) Ounce Gold Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion

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2017 One (1) Ounce Gold Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion

Buy the 2017 Royal Mint Lunar Year of the Rooster 1oz Gold Coin

This is the 2017 British Lunar Rooster coin from the UK's Royal Mint. This coin is the fourth coin of the Shēngxiào Collection, celebrating the Chinese lunar calendar.  

We also sell the 2017 Rooster in Tubes of 10.


  • Struck in 24 carat gold, 9999 fineness
  • Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • Contains one troy ounce of fine gold
  • Investment gold is tax free!
  • Popular with coin collectors and investors

From £1,012.54

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Product Type
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Royal Mint
Quantity Premium % Price
1 5.5 £1,022.23
5 5.25 £1,019.80
10 5 £1,017.38
25 4.75 £1,014.96
50+ 4.5 £1,012.54

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This is the one ounce gold bullion version of The Royal Mint's lunar coin series. Struck in 999.9 fineness and containing one troy ounce of gold, these coins are Capital Gains Tax exempt and UK legal tender. The mint first started issuing lunar coins in 2014. This is the fourth coin in the series. 

The Year of the Rooster officially starts on 28th January, 2017. Those born during the year are thought to have certain attributes, including being confident, hardworking, honest and enjoy taking pride in their appearance. 

The coins have a mintage figure of 8,888. The number 8 is thought to be lucky in Chinese culture.

Also issued in silver, 2017 Royal Mint Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Coin.

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We received our stock on Monday 14 November 2016.

The fifth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin. It was designed by Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark, the initials JC are below the truncation. This portrait was launched in March 2015. These coins have a face value of one hundred pounds and feature the inscription ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·100 POUNDS·

The reverse was designed by Wuon-Gean Ho, a British Chinese artist. The design is both inspired by UK and Chinese culture. It features a Marsh Daisy rooster, standing amongst ten Marsh Daisies. The Marsh Daisy Rooster originates from Lancashire and is one of Britain's endangered poultry breeds. The ten flowers represent the rooster being the tenth animal in the lunar cycle. The number ten is also thought to be particularly lucky. 

Diameter 32.69mm
Weight 31.21g
Alloy 24 carat gold
Fineness 999.9
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Wuon-Gean Ho
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 8,888
Finish Uncirculated

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and re calculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Distance Selling Regulation and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. Delivery starts form £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.


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