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

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

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


  • Struck in 24 carat gold, 9999 fineness
  • Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • British legal tender
  • Investment gold is tax free!
  • Popular with coin collectors and investors

From £1,015.35

Stock status
Royal Mint
Quantity Premium % Price
1 5.5 £1,025.07
5 5.25 £1,022.64
10 5 £1,020.21
25 4.75 £1,017.78
50+ 4.5 £1,015.35

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Coin Specification

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