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Year of the Rooster 50c tetra-decagon coin

SKU #1711523

Year of the Rooster 50c tetra-decagon coin

As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Rooster, this 50c tetra-decagon coin celebrates the conscientious, focused and compassionate people born under this sign.
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The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year. In 2017, the Lunar Year of the Rooster will see the births of many people who are said to be focused on their duties, attentive to fine details and sensitive to their friends and families.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60 year cycle. The fire roosters born this year will also be deep thinkers who enjoy a life of luxury.

At many Chinese celebrations, holidays and special events, monetary gifts are given to wish hope and prosperity to younger people. These offerings are traditionally given in red envelopes, a colour which both symbolises good luck and wards off evil forces.

Coin details
Coin’s reverse features an artistic design of the rooster.

Packaged in a red card, upholding the cherished Chinese New Year tradition.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: 5 September 2016
  • Metal: CuNi
  • Finish: Uncirculated
  • Denominations: 50c
  • Mintage: 50,000
  • Minimum weight: 15.37g
  • Maximum diameter: 31.51mm
  • Designer: S. Stojanovic