Lunar Year of the Rooster Range | The Royal Mint

Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017

The fourth coin in our series.

2017 Lunar Year of the Rooster

The Shēngxiào Collection

The Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 UK coin is the latest in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection, a unique fusion of Chinese tradition and British minting craftsmanship celebrating the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

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

They spend much of their time perfecting their image and are often very fashion-conscious and well-groomed. The Rooster is the tenth sign in the Chinese zodiac, perhaps no accident that number ten represents perfection in Chinese culture. 

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