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Canada 2017 Year of the Rooster Lunar Zodiac $15 Lotus Shaped Pure Silver Proof

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Celebrate the loyalty and success of the Year of the Rooster in 2017 with this stunningly dramatic, unusually-shaped pure silver scalloped lotus proof!

The year 2017 is ruled by one of the most popular and auspicious of all the Chinese lunar zodiac signs, the loyal Rooster. This phenomenal design by Three Degrees Creative Group commemorates 2017 as the Year of the Rooster with an intricate side profile portrait of its attractive animal representative. Detailed engraving recreates the rooster’s feathers in minute detail, all the while capturing the essence of the animal’s character: observant, resourceful and self-assured. Other symbols associated with the rooster are artfully incorporated into the design, including the outline of five gladiolus flowers, which represent the Rooster’s lucky number, “5.” The engraved Chinese character for “rooster” is engraved above the cock's head.

This tenacious and brave animal is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's innovative lotus-shaped pure silver proof, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in precious silver! Reduced mintage limit of only 13,888!

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The rooster with brightly colored plumage crowing.The Year of the Rooster - Loyal, Attractive and Accomplished!
Those born in the years 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017 celebrate the Year of the Rooster. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rooster are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are observant, brave, resilient, attractive, and tenacious, but can also be self-absorbed and overly romantic.

Rooster people are very observant. Most of the time, they are precise and accurate with their observations. You can say that Roosters have a very keen "sixth sense". It is not an easy task to fool the Rooster. Their mind is cautious and skeptical. Gifted with perception, Roosters make excellent trouble shooters, detectives, fixers, bagmen, doctors, nurses and psychiatrists.

With Roosters, what you see is exactly what you get; they are straightforward and forthright. Roosters like to appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention. The Rooster likes to be noticed and flattered. They might dress a little nattily with this in mind, but in their heart, they are usually conservative. 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 the drop of a hat.

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A beautifully colored rooster struts proudly.Roosters are always up, out and doing things. They are extremely motivated, the most motivated of all the animals of the Chinese Lunar Zodiac. You rarely see a relaxed rooster that sits quietly on the couch doing nothing. They are also multi-talented, and can become accomplished in many different ways. Because they are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are typically confident about themselves.

Roosters are loyal and they make devoted friends. They keep their promises and are true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they can brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make other, less accomplished, animals uncomfortable. The Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains had an early alternative radio and mainstream rock hit with their song "Rooster" back in 1992. It was about an infantry soldier grunt's experiences during the Vietnam War. Now you know.

This is the eighth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Lotus Proofs series from Canada!

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This fine silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2017 Lunar Year of the Rooster Silver Lotus in boxObverse
A sensational rendering of a noble rooster, a veritable cock o' the walk, captures the true essence of its character. The Chinese character for "Rooster"" appears to the upper left, above the cock head. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, silver satin brocade, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 15 Dollars
Weight 26.70 g
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     13,888
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
Artist Three Degrees Creative Group
Certificate Individually Numbered

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