Golden State Mint’s Chinese Zodiac Collection offers the perfect chance to own beautifully designed pieces that depict astrological signs that have been observed since ancient times. The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These animals, consisting of the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig are calculated using the Chinese lunar calendar. Every twelve months, on the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, the next animal in the cycle is ushered in. It is said that the year’s animal sign determines your luck, but our offering of Silver and Copper Chinese Zodiac Rounds is sure to only bring you good fortune.
"I just wanted to tell you that we received the two parcels of silver. My son called me at work to describe the packaging. When I came home, he greeted me with two specimens of the Indian/Buffalo round (one was from another mint). He only showed me the Obverse of each and, without knowing which was which, I chose the Golden State Mint round without hesitation - the mint quality was obviously far superior.