These are the first issues in a new proof series that will feature matte finishes on the reverse. The obverse design features the decorative pattern of a rooster as originally found on Chinese ancient bronze ware and patterns of cockscomb, together with the year 2005. The reverse design features a realistic portrayal of a rooster, hen and chicks along with the face value.
The flower-shaped proof silver coin contains 1 oz. of pure (.999 fine) silver, has a diameter of 40mm., 10 Yuan face value, and a mintage of 60,000.
The gold coin is pictured but the silver coin has the same designs. Coin comes in government presentation box with certificate of authenticity.