– Struck in .999 fine gold
– UK legal tender
– The obverse bears the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen
– Minted to Bullion standard
– Reverse design by British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho
– The fourth in a series highlighting the 12-year Lunar calendar
– Eligible for a gold IRA
The Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 bullion coins are the latest in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the coins celebrate the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, each with their own unique characteristics and qualities. Crowing confidently and taking centre stage, it is the Rooster’s turn in the spotlight as we release the latest coin in the series. Stylish, charming and self-assured, these naturally gregarious types are sure to enjoy the attention. In Wuon-Geon Ho’s design, inspired by a trip to a city farm, ten Marsh Daisies surround a single rooster – the tenth sign of the zodiac – a number that signifies perfection in Chinese culture. Each coin is struck in 999.9 fine gold, finished to bullion standard. These coins are securely packed for mass storage in specially designed tube packaging, providing exceptional convenience.