According to the Chinese zodiac, the year 2017 is ruled by the Rooster. The Rooster loves to be the centre of attention; witty and self-assured, he can talk about anything! A natural performer, he does amazingly well in any career that puts him in the public eye. The Rooster is astute, organized and decisive—put him in charge, and your life and finances will run like clockwork! This scallop-shaped coin commemorates 2017 as the Lunar Year of the Rooster, and celebrates all who are born under its sign.
Composition: 18-karat gold
Weight (g)*: 11.84
Diameter (mm): 28
Face Value: $150
Artist: Aries Cheung
Packaging: Gold satin-like covered case with a custom red sleeve
Finished size: 88 mm x 88 mm
Master Pack: 50
- The 8th coin in the popular 12-coin Lunar series featuring coins of the Chinese zodiac.
- Crafted in 18-karat gold, this striking coin features a beautiful proof finish that highlights the engraved depiction of a rooster.
- Each coin is enclosed in a gold satin-like covered case, with a custom sleeve whose red colour adds another element of luck to this valuable collectible.
- A treasured keepsake that celebrates a friend or loved one born in the year 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or newborns in 2017.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Aries Cheung features a stylized depiction of the rooster. Detailed engraving captures the essence of the animal’s character: observant and self-confident. Walking with a confident strut, the rooster is depicted in side profile to allow a glimpse of the swirls and flourishes that recreate its feathered appearance, as the sun rises up on the right side above the Chinese character for “rooster”.