|Country: Macau||Metal Purity: 999||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 20 Patacas||Dimensions: 40.7||Coin Accent: Coloring|
|ID: MO0014||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 8000 pcs|
In 2008, Macau started a series of splendid coins dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The latest additions to the highly popular and artistic coins are those dedicated to the Year of the Rooster. Struck with the mintage of 8 000 pieces worldwide, this coin is a 1 oz piece of silver with a beautiful proof finish and striking vivid colors.
The obverse of the coin features the detailed image of the St. Dominic’s Church. Located within the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the church is one of Macau’s oldest historical structures, built in 1587. The image comes surrounded by three inscriptions standing for the name of the building in English, Chinese and Portuguese.
The centerpiece of the reverse is the outline of a magnificent rooster, accompanied by blooms of rosy Celosia cristata, also known as cockscomb. The name cockscomb was given to this flower due to its similarity to the comb of the rooster. The left side of the coin reverse with the brilliant proof shine of pure .999 silver contains several inscriptions in English and Chinese indicating the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year. A great gift for someone born in 2017 or any other Rooster year!