Year of the Rooster – 2 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Jade Insert and Selective Gold Plating – Mintage: 2,888 (2017)

Year of the Rooster – 2 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Jade Insert and Selective Gold Plating – Mintage: 2,888 (2017)

$269.95 CAD $204.43 USD

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Mintage: 2,888
Awaiting Stock Available from official dealers
Canada and US only

The State Emblem of Laos and the name of the issuing country are depicted on the obverse of your coin! Order today!

Because it wakes people up on time, in Chinese culture, the rooster represents fidelity and punctuality. People born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous, and honest.

A beautiful gift for someone born in 2017 or any other year of the Rooster! Order today!

Special features:
  • REAL JADE INSERT! Your coin depicts a rooster framed by a ring made of real jade!
  • SELECTIVE 24-KARAT GOLD PLATING! Your coin includes numerous items plated in 24-karat gold, including the rooster in the middle of your coin, as well as the name of your coin.
  • BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION CASE! Display your coin with your free presentation display case!
  • LOW MINTAGE! Only 2,888 will be made available worldwide!
  • CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY! Your coin includes a numbered certificate of authenticity!
  • 2 OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is two ounces of 99.9% pure silver!
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the coin:

Your coin features the 24-karat gilded image of a rooster in the middle of a ring made of real jade. Along the rim of your coin is a refined and intricately patterned ornament depicting several roosters in different settings. The State Emblem of Laos is depicted on the obverse of your silver coin. Along the rim of the coin, there is the legend denoting the name of the issuing country. The obverse composition is accomplished by the face value indicated at the bottom of the coin.


Your coin comes housed within a beautiful packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Order your coin today!


I would not buy this again.


The jade is not the vibrant green as in the promotional pictures. It was a dull grey. I am completely aware that jade is naturally occurring and the color cannot be uniform between any two coins. But I would have thought the manufacturer would have had the good sense to stay true to the color in the marketing materials. This seems to be a running theme with RCM. Disappointed here.

Silicon Valley Goblin

Palo Alto CA


Very nice coin


Very nice coin as well as unusual.


Doylestowm, PA


Nice coin, but not green jade, like the picture


Over all it has nice detail, but not sure if it actually comes with green jade. My coin is with completely white jade and it definitely does not "pop" like the green jade looks in the RCM picture. It actually washes out the detail when looking at the coin from a distant. When it is in a darker area the jade darkens and it definitely looks better. Also nothing to due with the coin, but it took over a year for the mint to send me the coin and when I opened it and saw the white jade, instead of the green jade, I have to admit it was a bit of a disappointment until one gets use to the white jade and again in a darken room it does appear more green. Would recommend, but be prepared that the coin may not truly look like the picture and could look a little "washed out".


Calgary, AB




This product with jade on coin. Does not reflect your photo description on your Web page. Because of country of issue their green jade is not that plentiful






Beautiful coin


Prince George , British Columbia


Reduce the size add a silver or gold chain


Can be use as coin collection but if add a chain it can also be used a necklace


Alberta Canada




I love the jade detail!




Great find.


It's a unique piece.


Toronto, ON


a beautiful rendering of the Chinese Year of the Rooster


It is a keepsake as this is the year of my birth.




Jade was white


It's looks nice, but not what I expected, the jade is yellowy white not green. I would expect some kind of green there. Should show a few variations of colour here so I expect something else. Overall it's nice but I think it's overpriced too much if I need to to take a chance if it doesn't look like what I wanted


Toronto Canada


Year of the Rooster – 2 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Jade Insert and Selective Gold Plating – Mintage: 2888 (2017)

4.1 37


i tried to order online but it doesn't allow me to how come?


Hello and thank you for submitting your question. The Year of the Rooster - 2 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Jade Insert and Selective Gold Plating - Mintage: 2,888 (2017) is no longer available from the Mint, but only available from official dealers.

Chantal (Customer Service)

What type of jade is this? Nephrite? Jadeite? Also, where is the jade from?


This jade is Jadeite from Burma.

Josh (Product Team)



Hi Teacher, We sold a year of the rat coin in 2008 called the "$15 - Lunar Cameo Coin, Year of the Rat (2008)". Here's the link to the product page; Although we're not selling it anymore, some of our authorized coin dealers may be. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; If you'd like to be notified if/when we start selling another year of the rat coin, please sign up to receive emails from us. You can do so by entering your email address in the email sign-up box located at the top of most pages on


Why does the Canadian mint sell this coin. It isn't minted in Canada or have anything to do with Canada.

The coin guy

We sell coins from a variety of mints around the world as we feel these coins offer collectors interesting opportunities to broaden their collection. They also provide access to themes or technologies that are not available on RCM coins.

Josh (Product Team)

Canada is a country of multiculturalism. "Canadian" does not only mean the white Europeans any more! Canadians of different culture and race origin also form parts of the country! The Royal Canadian Mint presents their potential customers no matter what race they belong to, a selection of interesting products which may interest some Canadians/non-Canadians alike. This coin may not be of interest to one white coin guy, but other coin guys of different colour are interested in it.

A Canadian Yellow Coin Guy

In response to the answer given by 'Canadian Yellow Coin Guy'......The question being asked was why the Canadian Mint were selling coins produced by other mints. I too was under the impression that they only sold coins that they produced except under special circumstances. I'm not sure why your response references "white Europeans" and the like. Hinting that this was some sort of racist question. I found your response insulting and uncalled for.


is there any others prior to this release, or is this the first with one to follow every month of 2017? thanks


This is a stand alone coin. It is not part of a set or series. There are no other coins that sell with it.

Josh (Product Team)

Don't agree to the previous answer as I have been collecting this series since 2011 the rabbit but it is the first time I have seen one thru the Canadian mint.


Which mint produced this coin ?


These coins are from MDM in Germany.

Josh (Product Team)

Re: Year of the Rooster - 2 oz. Pure Silver Coin with Jade Insert and Selective Gold Plating Cat.# 159991 This coin is advertised as being produced by the Mint of Laos. Does Laos operate its own mint? Do they arrange to have special coins produced at another Mint? If so, which one? I ask this because a web search informs me that no coinage is in circulation within Laos, which implies that they do not have an operating mint in Laos. Please advise, Regards, M.A. Tisdale


Thank you for your question. There was a miscue in our original text. This coin is currency of Laos, but was produced by MDM in Germany. The web page has been updated.

Josh (Product Team)


  • No.159991
  • Mintage2,888
  • Composition99.9% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.2
  • Diameter (mm) 55
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value2,000 kip, Country of issue: Laos
  • Artist

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