2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Year of the Rooster Proof

2017 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Year of the Rooster Proof

Produced in the shape of a Chinese lock charm, this coin’s shape is based on the traditional device used to safeguard possessions and to protect a person from evil.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in an original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 1,000 pieces.
  • Obverse: Carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy mint.
  • Reverse: Features a rooster walking among cherry blossoms, which are considered a symbol of good luck.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 1 oz Silver Year of the Rooster coin to your cart today!

The rooster is the dawn announcer waking people up on time in the morning. In Greek mythology, it is said that the rooster can feel what will happen in the future. So, it is regarded as the god's ambassador. The people born in the year of the rooster also have the ability to discern what is coming.

The original shape of the coin is what gives its unique appeal as it has been produced in the shape of a Chinese lock charm. This type of charm is based on the traditional Chinese device used to safeguard possessions and property and its main purpose is to protect a person from evil and to bring good luck, fortune, official rank and long life.

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.

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