In the Chinese zodiac, the rooster is one of the twelve animal signs. People born in the Year of the Rooster are believed to possess certain characteristics associated with the rooster, including being hardworking, punctual, confident, and observant. Their birth year occurs in a twelve-year cycle, and it is considered an auspicious sign. Now, 2005 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rooster Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives inside an individual protective capsule!
- 10th issue in the Australian Lunar Series I collection!
- Limited mintage of 19,729 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a rooster on a mound of dirt and grass with the sun on the horizon.
The rooster is often seen as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture. Its crowing at dawn is associated with the dispersal of evil spirits, making it a protective symbol. In some Chinese traditions, images or statues of roosters are placed on rooftops or near entrances to homes to ward off negative energies.
In traditional Chinese culture, the rooster is associated with the Five Virtues: civility, righteousness, ritual, wisdom, and trust. These virtues are believed to be embodied by the rooster’s behavior, as it is seen as diligent in crowing each morning, punctual, and protective of its flock.
The obverse of the 2005 1 oz Gold Lunar Rooster features the fourth-generation bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is shown here in right-profile relief with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. Designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this design debuted in 1999 in the Lunar Series I program.
On the reverse side of 2005 Australian Gold Roosters, you will find the depiction of a rooster. The bird is depicted standing on a small mound of dirt and grass as it crows while the sun rises on the horizon in the distance.
These 2005 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rooster Coins are available to purchase with individual protective capsules. With a mintage cap of 30,000 coins, these 2005 Gold Roosters had a final mintage of 19,729 coins. This is the fifth-highest mintage among 1 oz Gold Lunar Series I coins. It falls behind the 2000, 2001, and 2002 coins with a sellout of the 30,000-coin mintage, and the 2006 coin with a final total of 26,334 coins.
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