2017 Macau 5 oz Silver Year of the Rooster Proof (Colorized)
Chinese Lunar Calendar coins are popular around the world for their unique depictions of the zodiac animals. This Proof Silver Year of the Rooster coin combines .999 fine Silver appeal with the visual beauty of colorized flowers and a confident rooster.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: A tall standing rooster surrounded by Celosia cristata (cockscomb) flowers.
- Reverse: Features the St. Dominic's Church in the Historic Centre of Macao.
- Guaranteed by the Singapore Mint.
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According to Chinese culture, people born under the Year of the Rooster are loyal and diligent individuals. As represented on the obverse of this coin, the Rooster especially represents five specific qualities: civil culture, martial qualities, courage, benevolence, and trustworthiness. Cockscomb (Celosia cristata) flowers, which accompany the Rooster, grow well indoors and outdoors, making their vitality a testament to the resilient and resourceful nature of those born under the Year of the Rooster.
Represented on the reverse is the St. Dominic's Church. The Macau Lunar series continues to commemorate its rich historical heritage by capturing this historic structure which was built in 1587. In this church, the first Portuguese newspaper was published on Chinese soil. Its bell tower has been refurbished into the Treasure of Sacred Art Museum and hosts about 300 artifacts. Its Baroque style sports a yellow and green façade, showing its blended Portuguese and Spanish influences and stands prominently in Macau's famous St. Dominic's Square.