Year of the Rooster - the Rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac.
According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of Rooster have many excellent characteristics. In addition to being honest, hardworking and courageous, Roosters are often also physically attractive and charming as companions.
Confident personalities with a strong tendency to punctuality, Roosters make popular and loyal friends. People born in the Year of Rooster enjoy sports and outdoor pursuits and they generally lead happy and healthy, long lives.
Strong motivation and ambition are typical characteristics of Roosters at work and they are often seen in leadership positions over time.
This coin marks the third collaboration between New Zealand Mint and renowned Chinese designer Rocky Zhao.
The Lunar Years of the Rooster are 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.
This Lunar Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Coin portrays a contemporary brush-stroke colour illustration of a Rooster, standing on a picket fence, underneath engraved cherry blossoms. The illustration is set against a proof-quality background and the words "Year of the Rooster" are engraved in English and Chinese on the coin reverse.
This coin comes packaged in a high quality contemporary style perspex inner case and elegant outer packaging, making this an ideal gift for those born in the Year of the Rooster and Lunar coin collectors.
The New Zealand Mint will release no more than 10,000 of the 2017 Niue Year Of The Rooster Lunar Silver Coin.
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