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.
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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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.
|Alloy||24 carat gold|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Wuon-Gean Ho|