Chinese Lunar Calendar coins have continued to be popular products for a number of different mints, including the Royal Canadian Mint. In 2017, there will be a variety of different Year of the Rooster products. Now, you can purchase the 2017 $150 Proof Gold Canadian Year of the Rooster Coins at Silver.com.
- Arrives in a case with a red sleeve and Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of .2856 ounce of actual gold content in Proof condition.
- Bears a face value of $150 (CAD) backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Obverse includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features a rooster design.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s Lunar Coin Series is in its 8th year; the 2017 release is the Year of the Rooster. The mint hired artist Aries Cheung created the design for the 2017 releases of the Chinese Lunar Calendar coins.
In Chinese culture, the rooster is known for being organized and decisive. People born in the Year of the Rooster, are said to have those same characteristics. They are also viewed as natural performers, witty and self-assured.
The reverse of each 2017 $150 Proof Gold Canadian Year of the Rooster Coin features Cheung’s rooster design. The rooster stands confidently on one leg with a sun setting over a river in the background.
On the obverse of these coins, Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile image is surrounded by her name and the phrase “D.G. Regina.” This image of Queen Elizabeth was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. Her depiction of Her Majesty has been standard on all Canadian currency since 2004.
All of the coins in this listing will ship in a gold, satin-like case that allows for protection and a great display option for your coin. Each will also be in a custom red sleeve.
The Royal Canadian Mint is the sovereign mint of Canada. Since 1908, the mint has been operating in Ottawa; a second location opened in Winnipeg in the 1980s.
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