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2017 GB 1 oz Gold Year of the Rooster (MintDirect® Single)

2017 GB 1 oz Gold Year of the Rooster (MintDirect® Single)

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The fourth year in this popular collection from The Royal Mint features the Year of the Rooster. This Zodiac sign symbolizes confidence and represents those who love to stand out from the crowd.


APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Packaged in RF welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the 2017 Lunar Rooster coin's finish, with included authentication card.
  • Each authentication card features the MintDirect® designation, ensuring it comes directly from The Royal Mint.
  • Mintage of only 8,888 coins.
  • Obverse: Displays the fifth effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features a Marsh Daisy Rooster, along with the inscription "Year of the Rooster," and the weight, purity and year.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Display your 1 oz Gold Lunar Rooster in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

Capture the very essence of the Year of the Rooster with these prestigious Gold coins produced by the Royal Mint. Add this Brilliant Uncirculated 1 oz Gold Year of the Rooster coin to your cart today!

APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from The British Royal Mint to you to ensure that our customers receive only authentic British Royal Mint coins. MintDirect® is your symbol of guarantee that these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.

The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2017 1 oz Gold Year of the Rooster MintDirect® Single.

By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left The British Royal Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.

Each lunar animal is believed to display their own characteristics and, like the rooster strutting through the farmyard, crowing to attract attention, people born in the Year of the Rooster are believed to be confident characters who love to stand out from the crowd.

The rooster shown in this design is a Marsh Daisy from the Lancashire area of northern England. The ten flowers in the foreground are also called Marsh Daisies (or sea-thrift). In Chinese culture the number ten is believed to symbolize perfection and, as the rooster is also the tenth animal in the zodiac cycle, this year promises to bring luck and prosperity.

Each mintage incorporates the number eight, also believed to be lucky in Chinese culture. The Shengxiào Collection celebrates the 12-year Lunar calendar and its traditions in a unique fusion of Chinese and British heritage. Following the success of the coins struck in the years of the Horse, Sheep and Monkey, this coin features the Rooster and is presented in strictly limited mintages.

This year’s coin is once more designed by British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho, whose cultural heritage makes her the ideal artist to convey the meeting of east and west. Wuon-Gean has created a beautiful and dynamic design that captures the energy and agility of the intelligent rooster. With work in collections at the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum, this is Wuon-Gean’s fourth commission for The Royal Mint.

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