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.
Minted by Shanghai Mint and Shenyang Mint.
Obverse designer and engraver: Zhang Jiang, Fu Lili.
Reverse designer and engraver: Luo Yonghui, Bai Mu.