The Chinese Lunar gold and silver commemorative coin series was first launched in 1981. The coins in this series have since been fervently embraced by collectors and become one of the most important continuous precious metal commemorative coin programs issued by the Peoples Bank of China. The Chinese Lunar coin series celebrates an indispensable part of traditional Chinese culture, and are world renowned for their unique artistic style and ethnic characteristics.
The Rooster stands for commitment, punctuality and combativeness. Those born in the following years have the sign of the Rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and now 2017. The 2017 Chinese Year of the Rooster gold and silver coins come in round, flower, fan, and rectangular shapes, and are available in many different sizes. The Rooster coins are now available from official distributor Panda America.