The Zodiac is a 12-year cycle in the Chinese Lunar Calendar that features a new representative animal with each year. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and the Royal Canadian Mint has a range of products available in its 8th release of its Lunar Series. Today, the 2017 $150 Proof Canadian Gold Year of the Rooster Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective case with red custom sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- 8th coin in the 12-coin Lunar Series from the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Limited mintage of only 2,500 coins!
- Contains .2856Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of $150 (CAD) is fully backed by Canadas government.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Aries Cheung is the artist behind the Royal Canadian Mints Year of the Rooster releases. The design featured on these 2017 $150 Proof Canadian Gold Year of the Rooster Coins is the same as is used on the silver releases, both the proof and lunar lotus options.
The rooster is an astute, organized, and decisive creature. Those born under the sign of the rooster are said to share those characteristics. You may find that those born in the Year of the Rooster are great for positions in the public eye, because as natural performers they are witty and self-assured.
On the reverse of the 2017 $150 Proof Canadian Gold Year of the Rooster coin is Cheungs rooster design. It depicts a large rooster standing on one leg, beak open, as it looks confidently back at a stylized image of the sun setting in front a river scene.
The obverse of all Proof Canadian Gold Year of the Rooster coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this image is standard on the obverse of all Canadian currency and includes engravings of Her Majestys name and the phrase D.G. Regina.
Each of these 2017 $150 Proof Canadian Gold Year of the Rooster coins is available in a gold, satin-like covered case for brilliant display. For an added bit of luck, the products ship in a custom red sleeve.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 as the official sovereign mint of Canada. Responsible for the production of Canadian currency, the mint expanded in 1980 to include a secondary facility in Winnipeg.
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