Australian Lunar silver coin – Year of the Rooster
The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and each of them is celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the rooster was last celebrated in 2005.
Those born in the year of the rooster are considered to be sharp and quick minded, and have an eye for detail, making them a genius at anything that needs to be analysed. They are considered to possess good people skills, which stems from their ability to communicate in a straightforward and honest, but persuasive, way. People born in the year of the rooster are perceived to be disciplined, responsible, and very practical, which makes them extremely effective when it comes to undertaking projects or work in general. However, they have one slight weakness, which is their need to be noticed and admired. This means that their posing in front of the mirror can go on for hours, and it should come as no surprise that they are the best dressed person in their surroundings. Their sharp minds and truthful and vibrant way of expressing their thoughts are qualities that others will appreciate as much as their pretty feathers.
It can therefore be seen that the Australian Silver Lunar Year of the Rooster coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Silver Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silveren artwork.
Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster coins – as rare as silver
The Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins for the first time in 2005. The next issue of the Year of the Rooster will only become available in 2029, when the rooster, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again rule the roost. In 2005, the silver coin was offered in 1 kg, 10 oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1 oz, ½ oz weights. The one kilo mintage in 2005 was 3818 silver coins. If the mintage of all Year of the Rooster silver coins is included, then the total figure rises to 122,468 silver pieces. This is an extremely low figure compared with the mintage of other well-known investment bullion coins. For example, the American Eagle one-ounce silver coin reaches the corresponding cumulative mintage figure of the Year of the Rooster Silver Series every day. Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver bullion coins are thus well suited for collectors since they are naturally as rare as silver.