Buy British Silver Year Of The Rooster coins online. The British Silver Year of The Rooster is part of the famous Lunar series II. Lunar coins are British bullion coins are that are issued to commemorate Chinese New Year with an animal of the Chinese zodiac. The 2017 Year of the Rooster is the tenth animal in the Lunar cycle.
The 1 troy ounce coin has a diameter of 38.61 millimeters. It has an aggregate weight of 31.21 grams. With its milled edge, the coin has a silver purity of .999. The obverse of the coin, designed by Jody Clark, features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen faces the right profile of the coin wearing the crown she wore for her coronation in 1953. Below the Queen’s neck are the initials “JC”, standing for the designer of the obverse. Along the periphery of the coin, the text “ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D· 2 POUNDS ∙” is inscribed from the top-right, clockwise, to the top-left side of the coin.
The British Chinese artist, Wuon-Gean Ho, designed the reverse of the coin. The reverse of the coin shows a rooster with its beak open, surrounded by ten Marsh Daisies (sea-thrift) which represent the tenth animal in the Lunar Cycle. The number ten is also thought to symbolize perfection in Chinese culture. The rooster faces the right side of the coin. The Chinese character for rooster, “鸡”, above the rooster, at the top side of the coin. The text “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” is inscribed on the left side of the coin; from the bottom-left to the top of the coin. The year of coinage, “2017”, is engraved at the top of the coin. The size of the coin and the silver purity of the coin are inscribed at the top of the coin respectively- “1 OZ FINE SILVER 999”- curving to the top-right side of the coin.
The Royal Mint, a government-owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom, manufactured the British Silver Year of the Rooster and the British Gold Year of the Rooster. The coin being a legal tender currency, no taxes are imposed. Traders can buy British Silver Year Of The Rooster coins online free from sales tax.