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 28, 2017 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Rooster which has been celebrated since 2,600 BCE 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.
And, if you were born in any of the following years, then your Chinese birth sign is that of the Rooster too: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005.
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 colored finish. Each precious metal coin is struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy ‘proof’ finish.
- 2017 Colored Proof Fine 1oz Silver $10
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
- Limited Mintage of just 1,000
- Unique presentation box, red ribbon and certificate of authenticity
- Also available in Bronze with a traditional money gift pack and red ribbon.
Give the gift of Luck this Christmas – order the coin guaranteed to be the talking point of any collection today!
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