ROOSTER Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin 20 Patacas Macao Macau 2017

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This new issue is part of the Lunar series and celebrates the Year of the Rooster. Reflecting the vigilant yet vibrant nature of the Rooster, people born in the Year of the Rooster are thought to be loyal and diligent individuals valuing both social interactions and candor. The coin has a beautiful coloration, 1 Ounce weight and a limited mintage to 8.000 pcs worldwide.

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Country Macau
Year 2017
Face Value 20 Patacas
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.7
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 8.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Year Of The Rooster
People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are very confident about themselves. Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at any occasion. Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if others don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.


The reverse side of the coin features the outline of a magnificent rooster, accompanied by blooms of rosy Celosia cristata. The Celosia cristata, or cockscomb as is commonly called, is a hardy flower that grows equally well both indoors and outdoors, displaying its resilient and resourceful nature, just as how the people born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be like. The name cockscomb was given to this flower due to its similarity to the comb of the rooster. On the top of the coin, the chinese symbols for rooster, on the bottom, the issue country: “Macau, China”. In the center of the reverse, the face value: “20 Patacas” and the issue year: “2017”. The obverse of the coin depicts the St Dominic’s Church.