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2017 $10 Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin BU

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2017 was the Year of the Rooster, if one follows the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each year, the Royal Canadian Mint releases a coin in recognition of the animal that is featured in the Chinese Lunar new year. The beautifully stylized image appearing on the 2017 Year of the Rooster coin has an intricate design that collectors will fall for. The 2017 $10 Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin is considered to be one of the most affordable coins released by the Royal Canadian Mint in the Year of the Rooster Collection. This makes it a great entry point for those who are just getting their collection started.

Coin Highlights:

  • Delivered secured in a maroon clamshell display box!
  • Mintage limit of 15,888 coins!
  • Contains Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $10 (CAD), legal tender backed by the Canadian government.
  • Obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features crowing proud rooster.

Those who are born in the Year of the Rooster are considered to have a number of great characteristics, including being ambitious, honest and communicative. Whether you follow the Chinse Lunar Calendar or not, you cant deny that this is a beautifully designed piece.

Each of the 2017 $10 Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coins is considered to be in brilliant uncirculated condition. Coins that are classified as BU condition will have no signs of wear and tear. There may be some minor flaws or contact marks that are present from the coining process.

Obverse Design

The obverse design of each of the Year of the Rooster coins will feature the 2004 Susanna Blunt effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys portrait has appeared on all Canadian coinage since 1952, when she ascended to the throne. Also engraved on the coin is the name of Her Majesty, Elizabeth II. Also appearing on the obverse design is D.G. Regina, an abbreviation for Dei Gratia Regina, which is a Latin title meaning By the Grace of God, Queen.

Reverse Design

The reverse design of the 2017 $10 Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the image of a proud rooster, standing tall and leaning back as if crowing to the world. The stylized image of the rooster features gladiola flowers and also the Chinese character for rooster.

The 2017 $10 Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin ships secured inside of a maroon clamshell. This coin is in brilliant uncirculated condition, which means that it has all of its original shine and character.


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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $10 CAD
Country Canada
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Designer (Reverse) Three Degrees Creative Group
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Year of the Rooster
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 15,888
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 2.8x2.8x1.55
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573240