Modern Chinese Varieties: 2005 G50Y Colorized Rooster

Posted on 2/9/2016

This is the 13th installment of our monthly column featuring modern Chinese varieties.

This month’s featured coin is the 2005 Gold 50 Yuan Colorized Rooster coins that can be found with either coin or medal alignment.

The reverse side of the coin features the denomination and the colorized Rooster. NGC typically places most modern Chinese coins with this side up (denomination side) since it normally depicts the theme of the coin (PHOTO #1).

2005 G50Y Colorized Rooster, reverse
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The obverse of the coin also depicts a Rooster and the date of the coin is shown in normal coin orientation on the left (PHOTO #2) and in medallic orientation on the right (PHOTO #3).

2005 G50Y Colorized Rooster, obverse - normal coin orientation (left), medallic orientation (right)
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Look for another interesting variety to be featured next month.

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