The new Lunar Ounce coin program for the Republic of Rwanda is the world’s latest lunar coin collection. A fad started by the Perth Mint in 1996 continues today with a release of a new 12-coin collection for the Republic of Rwanda. The 2017 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Rooster Coin is available for you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 50 Francs by the Republic of Rwanda.
- Obverse features the Year of the Rooster design.
- Reverse includes the Rwandan coat of arms.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a 12-year cycle that features a different animal for each of the years. These animals were assigned to the Zodiac by the Jade Emperor, who called a meeting of the world’s animals only to have 12 of them respond. Those born in the Year of the Rooster are sociable and hardworking, while also honest and loyal.
Rwanda’s new Lunar Ounce program is a newly-issued lunar-themed collection that offers an excellent choice for investors buying silver. The series starts in 2017 with the Year of the Rooster coin release, and will run the full 12-year cycle of the Zodiac with the program to conclude in 2028 with the release of a Year of the Monkey design.
Mintage figures for the 2017 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Rooster Coin have not been set for this BU product. Instead, minting will take place to meet demand only from December 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017. Other releases in the Rwandan Lunar Collection include a 1 oz. gold BU coin and a 1 oz. silver proof coin.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Rooster Coin you’ll find the stunning Year of the Rooster design. This coins design has a beautiful cracked-glass themed that has a splintered background and a tiled appearance to the image of the rooster itself. Engravings include the name of the series, the Chinese symbol for rooster, and the coin’s year of issue, weight, metal content, and purity.
The reverse of all 2017 1 oz. Rwandan Silver Lunar Rooster Coins has the coat of arms for the Republic of Rwanda. Included are the engravings of the Central Bank of Rwanda and the coin’s face value in Rwandan Francs, with engravings in the local tongue.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Rooster Coins in this are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces as well as contact marks from the coining process.
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