Though it is still a young program, the Royal Mint’s British Lunar Series of silver and gold coins is an increasingly popular one among investors and collectors alike. Available in bullion and proof versions each year, these coins are highly coveted for their one-of-a-kind designs. Today, the 2017 1 oz British Silver Rooster Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic flip, mint tube of 25, or Monster Box of 500 coins to protect the BU condition.
- 4th coin in the British Lunar Series range.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of £2 (GBP) is fully backed by the government of the UK.
- Obverse features the latest Queen Elizabeth II portrait.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Rooster design.
- Available in BU condition.
Coins in the British Lunar Series, also known as the Shengxiao Collection, celebrate the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Commonly referred to as the Zodiac, this system assigns an animal and its typical character traits to the birth years of individuals.
The Year of the Rooster covers those born in 2017 and backwards for every 12th year. Those born under its sign are said to be loyal, honest, hardworking, and sociable. This is the fourth overall release in the British Lunar Series of silver bullion and proof coins.
Each 2017 1 oz British Silver Rooster Coin available here today is a BU specimen. Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws in the visual beauty such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process.
On the reverse of each 2017 1 oz British Silver Rooster Coin is the image of the rooster. Created specifically for this coin by Wuon-Gean Ho, this is different than the image used on the Royal Mint’s British Gold Rooster coins, lending further value to the design and individual products.
The obverse of all British Silver Rooster coins features the new fifth-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II. Again created in right-profile view, this effigy from Jody Clark debuted in 2015 and is slowly replacing the 1998 image from Ian Rank-Broadley on British coinage.
The Royal Mint was founded as the London Mint in 886, and served as one of several mints in the country. By 1279 it had relocated to the Tower of London and achieved the status as the sovereign mint of the nation.
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