2017 Lunar Year of the Rooster: Lock Charm Shaped Coin - Bronze $1

Product Code: L1170600

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Coin Highlights

  • 2017 Uncirculated Bronze $1
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: 5,000
  • Presented in a traditional Lycee Pack with a red ribbon
  • Also available in Coloured Proof Fine 1oz Silver

Description

To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. January 28th, 2017 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Rooster which has been celebrated since 2600BC and it’s based on the cycles of the moon.

The rooster is the dawn announcer waking people up on time in the morning. Since the ancient times, it has been thought to have the ability to divine the future. Also in Greek mythology, it is said that the rooster can feel what will happen in the future. So, it is regarded as the god's ambassador. The people born in the year of the rooster also have the ability to discern what is coming. 

The original shape of the coin is what gives its unique appeal as it has been produced in the shape of a Chinese lock charm. This type of charm is based on the traditional Chinese device used to safeguard possessions and property and its main purpose is to protect a person from evil and to bring good luck, fortune, official rank and long life.

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The Chinese New Year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February where these lock charms are usually presented to family and loved ones and placed under pillows at the time of the Lunar New Year.

Available in Bronze and Fine 1oz Silver, Both metals are available in a beautiful proof finish. The Silver version is available with the Cherry Blossom highlighted in a stunning coloured finish. Each precious metal coin is struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy ‘proof’ finish. 

Metal Uncirculated Bronze $1
Diameter 46 x 32.86mm
Weight 22.8gms
Issue Limit 5,000

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