According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster. The 2017 Proof Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1 oz Silver Coin, released by the Royal Canadian Mint, was designed to celebrate the start of the Year of the rooster. The Chinese calendar features an animal-inspired zodiac sign. China has long sing adopted the more commonly used Gregorian calendar, however, the traditional Lunar Calendar is still in wide use for traditional holidays. Each of these beautifully designed coins is made with .9999 pure silver. They are a great addition to any collection, appreciated by both collectors and investors alike.
Each year, the Royal Canadian Mint releases a fresh design to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. There are a number of designs released, including those that pay tribute to Year of the Pig, Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat. Each of the coins in this collection are in excellent condition.
The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The image was designed by Canadian Susanna Blunt in 2003. Also featured on the obverse design are engravings of Her Majestys name and the Latin phrase, D.G. Regina.
The reverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1 oz Silver Coin features the beautifully designed rooster designed by Canadian artist Aries Cheung. The image of the rooster shows him as being self-confident and proud. The background of the coin depicts you can see a stylized image of the sun rising above a winding river.
2017 was the Royal Canadian Mints eighth year releasing coins in the Lunar Series. This one celebrates the Year of Rooster. Those who are born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be self-assured, witty and lovers of being the center of attention.
Each of the 2017 Proof Canadian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1 oz Silver Coins is shipped in a soft display box, with a red shipping sleeve. These coins are a must-have for collectors who have a passion for Zodiac inspired coins.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Designer (Reverse)||Aries Cheung|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||38 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $299 Ship Free|