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The Year of the Rooster “Family Joy” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal

The Year of the Rooster “Family Joy” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal
 
Product Information
Name

The Year of the Rooster “Family Joy” Partially Gold-plated Silver Medal

Composition

99.9% Pure Silver

Diameter

70 mm

Weight

5 oz

Maximum Mintage

3,000 pieces

Image:Obverse

The Year 2017 is the Chinese lunar year of Ding You, and the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rooster. This image was designed and executed by the Chinese gongbi (meticulous brush technique) painter, Professor Chang Ker-chi. The image comprises a gold-plated rooster with imposing bearing, accompanied by a hen and their inseparable chicks, foraging at leisure on a meadow. Together their image suggests the atmosphere of “family joy.”

Image:Reverse

The image features a multi-colored peony blossom in the foreground of a window lattice patterned on the shape of ancient coins. Together these illustrate with especial clarity the significance of the Chinese characters hua kai fu gui which translated mean “peonies in bloom symbolize wealth and dignity.” The fine gongbi painting of the peony blossom in the image is also the work of Professor Chang Ker-chi.