The Lunar New Year is the most important festive occasion celebrated by the Chinese all over the world.  Each year in the Chinese Lunar calendar is related to an animal zodiac sign.  In keeping with the tradition of buying and giving of gold coins as wedding gifts or to newborns, 2017 Year of the Rooster Coins specially minted to commemorate the new year, would make great gift ideas in the coming year.  The first day of the coming Lunar Chinese New Year falls on 28 January 2017 and the Chinese Spring Festival celebrations will last to 15 February 2017.

Chinese Zodiac Sign – Rooster (Chicken)

In the 12-year cycle, the Rooster is tenth Chinese zodiac animal.  According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2017 is the year of Rooster  (Fire Rooster).  Characteristics of the Fire Rooster are trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.

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In Chinese culture, the Rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, for it wakes people up on time. People born in the year of the Rooster are said to be kind-hearted, highly motivated, hard-working, capable, courageous, independent, humorous, honest, loyal.  Being detailed and meticulous, they like to keep home neat and organized.

Highly ambitious and astute, roosters do not know how to unwind and seem forever busy.  Although deep thinkers, they mostly seem to be pecking away at imaginary issues, whilst working hard to make things happen.  Nothing can match the rooster’s resilience in life and it’s ability to spring back into action each time.

The talkative Rooster can be quite sociable and enjoys being in a group setting or crowd, where they can display their many talents and skills, with flashy extravagance enjoying the recognition and limelight.  But they can become arrogant (read “cocky”), bossy, bluntly persuasive and direct with little subtleties.

Australian Lunar Series II 2017 Year of the Rooster Gold Proof or Silver Proof Coins from The Perth Mint


  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold or Silver
  • 2017 Year of the Rooster Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Available in a range of sizes: 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and a Three-coin Set
  • Housed in Elegant Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificates of Authenticity

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