Chinese Lunar symbols have melded into mainstream Canadian culture, and the Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 2017 Year of the Rooster with this $15 pure silver coin containing one ounce of pure silver. As a pure silver coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Aries Cheung features a stylized depiction of the rooster. Detailed engraving captures the essence of the animal’s character: observant and self-confident. Walking with a confident strut, the rooster is depicted in side profile to allow a glimpse of the swirls and flourishes that recreate its feathered appearance as the sun rises up on the right side, above the Chinese character for “rooster”.
The Year of the Rooster:
According to the Chinese zodiac, the year 2017 is ruled by the Rooster. The Rooster loves to be the center of attention; witty and self-assured, he can talk about anything! A natural performer, he does amazingly well in any career that puts him in the public eye. The Rooster is astute, organized and decisive—put him in charge, and your life and finances will run like clockwork! This scallop-shaped coin commemorates 2017 as the Lunar Year of the Rooster, and celebrates all who are born under its sign.
People born in the years 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017 are all “Year of the Rooster”. Rooster year people are deep thinkers, capable and talented. They are brave, romantic, motivated and proud.