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About The Lunar Gold Rooster Coin

The Perth Mint Lunar Gold Rooster coin is a limited-edition gold bullion coin produced by the Perth Mint in Australia as part of their Lunar Series II collection. This collection features 12 coins, each representing a different Chinese zodiac animal.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster, so the Perth Mint released the Lunar Gold Rooster coin to commemorate this occasion. The coin is made from 99.99% pure gold and is available in several different sizes, including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo. The coin's design features a rooster standing on a branch with bamboo in the background, a traditional symbol of good luck in Chinese culture.

The Perth Mint's "P" mintmark can be seen on the reverse side of the coin, along with the weight and purity of the gold. Overall, the Perth Mint Lunar Gold Rooster coin is a beautiful and unique addition to any gold coin collection and is highly sought after by collectors and investors alike.


About The Rooster In The Chinese Zodiac

In Chinese culture, the zodiac is a 12-year cycle in which a different animal is represented yearly. The rooster is the tenth animal in the rotation, associated with 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029. The rooster is considered a symbol of hard work, loyalty, and courage in Chinese culture. People born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be honest, intelligent, and confident, with a strong sense of responsibility and a desire to succeed.

In addition to its positive qualities, the rooster is also associated with a few negative traits in Chinese astrology. People born in the Year of the Rooster are sometimes considered vain or overly concerned with their appearance and may tend to brag or show off.

The rooster is an important symbol in Chinese culture and is often featured in art, literature, and folklore. The rooster is also celebrated during the Chinese New Year, when people often exchange gifts featuring the rooster, wear red clothes (believed to bring good luck), and enjoy special rooster-themed foods.


History Of The Perth Mint Lunar New Year Series

The Perth Mint Lunar New Year series is a collection of coins produced by the Perth Mint in Australia that celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each year, the Perth Mint releases a new coin featuring the animal of the Chinese zodiac for that year.

The series began in 1996 with the release of the Year of the Mouse coin and has continued each year since then, with the release of coins featuring animals such as the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The coins are made from various precious metals, including gold, silver, and platinum, and are available in multiple sizes and denominations. The designs on the coins feature the animal of the Chinese zodiac for that year, along with other traditional Chinese symbols and motifs.

The Perth Mint Lunar New Year series has become popular with collectors and investors worldwide. Many of the coins in the series are highly sought after due to their limited mintage and unique designs. The series has also helped to promote understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture and traditions and has become an essential part of the Perth Mint's numismatic offerings.
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