For the very first time in 2017, the Rwanda Lunar Ounce launched with the Year of the Rooster. Because of the protective packaging from the mint, these coins all arrive in phenomenal condition.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is one of the most popular theme for coins. The traditional Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar which reckons years, months and days according to astronomical phenomena. The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years. In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year is associated with a zodiac animal.