• 2017 1 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion 23095
  • 2017 1 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion 23094
  • 2017 1 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion 23095
  • 2017 1 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion 23094
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2017 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of the Rooster Royal Mint Bullion Coin

This is the 2017 UK Lunar Year of the Rooster 1oz silver bullion coin.

Struck in 999 fineness and containing 1 troy ounce of silver, the 2017 Royal Mint Year of the Rooster coins are UK legal tender and are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. They appeal to both investors and coin collectors.

Please note these coins are pre-owned. They are sold on the special VAT scheme, meaning you only pay VAT on the dealer's margin.

This coin comes loose and you can add a 39mm capsule or gift box to your order in the basket.


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Year of the Rooster

Since 2014, the Royal Mint have issued lunar coins, each year honouring a different Chinese lunar animal. The Year of the Rooster is the fourth animal in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection, and the tenth animal in the lunar cycle. Those born during the Year of the Rooster are said to be observant, confident, hardworking and honest.

These coins are supplied to us in tubes of 25. If ordered in multiples of 25, we will send them in the tube at no extra cost. The coins have a mintage figure of 138,888. In Chinese culture the number 8 is thought to be lucky. The uncirculated coin is sold as a bullion investment product. 

The 2017 Royal Mint Year of the Rooster 1oz Coin is also available in gold.


The obverse of the coin features the Jody Clark fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. His initials are set under the truncated neck. With a face value of £2, the coin bears the inscription:


The field on the obverse has dimpled effect, giving it a matte finish. We first saw this on the 2015 silver bullion Britannia.

Denticles also feature on the obverse only. The last time we saw these on a British lunar coins was in 2014, when a batch of the lunar horses and the Britannias were struck using the wrong obverse dies. These are known as mule coins and are quite rare.


Like the previous coins in the series, the reverse is designed by the British Chinese artist, Wuon-Gean Ho. The coin shows a rooster, surrounded by ten Marsh Daisies (sea-thrift), representing the tenth animal in the lunar cycle.  The number ten is also thought to symbolise perfection in Chinese culture. 

The reverse bears the Chinese Year of the Rooster symbol and the legend:



Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 31.21g
Fineness 999
Actual Silver Weight 1 troy oz
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Wuon-Gean Ho
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 138,888
Finish Uncirculated
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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 recalculates 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 Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 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. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

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 - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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