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2017 Lunar Year Of The Rooster One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

UKR17SP 2017 Lunar Year Of The Rooster One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Boxed
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Limited issue of just 3,846! The Year of the Rooster is the zodiac animal which features on this pre-owned 2017 silver proof one ounce coin from The Royal Mint. Formally known as the Shengxiao collection, the rooster is the tenth animal in the Lunar sequence and it's a must-have for lunar coin collectors. Those born in the Year of the Rooster are considered hard workers and prideful in their appearance, with truthful, open and loyal characteristics. As with previous British lunar coins, British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho was commissioned by the UK's national mint to design the coin's reverse, which shows a rooster amongst ten sea-thrift plants. The number ten is significant in Chinese culture as it represents perfection, and the Chinese character '雞' is also seen. To complement this, Jody Clark's engraving of Queen Elizabeth II is visible on the obverse. Your 1oz coin weighs a total of 31.21 grams and measures 38.61 millimetres in diameter. It's stuck numerous times during production with hand-polished dies to give it the immensely pleasing proof finish, which is vastly superior to ordinary circulation coins. As standard, the coin is issued in the original limited edition presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, which is the 5th official UK coin portrait of Her Majesty. Lettering: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · TWO POUNDS'.

Reverse

Rooster amongst ten marsh daisies, by Wuon-Gean Ho. Legend: 'YEAR OF THE ROOSTER · 2017 1OZ FINE SILVER 999 雞'.

Specification

Proof finish. Fineness: 999 silver. Face value: Two Pounds / £2. Total weight: 31.21 grams. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres.

Presentation

Pre-owned UK coin from a limited edition presentation of 3.846. Offered in the original Royal Mint presentation box with an official authenticity certificate.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coins you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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