The Chinese Lunar Calendar marks 2017 as the Year of the Rooster. While a number of different mints release bullion coins with Chinese Lunar designs, the New Zealand Mint has a collection that stands out for its unique designs. Now, you can purchase the 2017 1 oz Silver New Zealand Rooster Coin at Silver.com.
- Ships in a Perspex inner case with decorative outer packaging.
- Mintage limited to just 10,000 coins!
- Represents the Year of the Rooster from the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $2 is considered legal tender in Niue.
- Features the all-new Year of the Rooster design for 2017.
- Obverse showcases the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
People who are born during the Year of the Rooster are said to have specific traits. In addition to being considered hardworking, honest and courageous, these people are described as physically attractive and charming. Roosters are also known to be confident and punctual. They are also often described as popular and loyal.
On the reverse of each of these coins, you will see the image of a rooster standing on top of a picket fence. Above the rooster stands a cherry blossom tree. A brush-stroke finish can be seen on the fence and the rooster’s plumage. This finish brings the image to life on the reverse of the coin.
The obverse of each 2017 1 oz Silver New Zealand Rooster Coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen appears on the obverse of all British, Australian and commonwealth coinage. This image is the fourth depiction of the Queen since her coronation. The latest image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
These coins were minted by the New Zealand Mint, which is a privately-owned mint located in Auckland. The mint creates official government bullion for a number of different nations in the South Pacific, but doesn’t create the sovereign currency for New Zealand.
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