The proof specimens from the Lunar Series II coin program are among the hottest annual releases in the world right now. Each new year there is a different design on the reverse to represent the animal on the current year of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. These rotating designs combine with low mintages to drive popularity upward for this product lineup. Right now, the 2017 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Rooster Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Arrives in an oval-shaped Perth Mint box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at 8,000 coins for this design release.
- Tenth coin from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program.
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Reverse includes the Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each of the coins from the 2017 Proof Gold Australian Rooster range of products has an overall mintage level, with a select handful released for individual purchase. Perth Mint offers all three coins from the Proof Gold Australian Rooster lineup in a three-coin set, leaving only so many coins for individual purchase.
Of the 8,000 coins struck for the 2017 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Rooster, only 5,000 coins have been released for individual purchase. Each one ships inside of an oval-shaped Perth Mint box, with a timber-themed lid and a Year of the Rooster Lunar Series II shipper featuring full-color artwork.
The reverse of each 2017 ¼ oz Proof Gold Australian Rooster Coins includes the unique design for the gold coins in the series. This concept focuses on the rooster, standing on just one leg amidst the bamboo foliage and flowers.
On the obverse is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. A standard design for all Australian coinage, this image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since she ascended to the throne.
Perth Mint is located in the city of Perth, Western Australia. First opened in 1899 as a Royal Mint facility during British colonial control of the continent, it is today a state-owned entity that operates separate of the sovereign Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the federal capital of Australia.
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