One kilogram coins are often the largest release in any coin series, and such is the case for the 2017 Proof Silver Australian Rooster coin program. Part of the Lunar Series II release, these coins are available in two versions and multiple weights. The 2017 1 Kilogram Proof Silver Australian Rooster Coin is available for purchase now on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Perth Mint black and red box, and features a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at a low 500 coins for this release.
- Tenth coin from Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II release schedule.
- Consist of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $30 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Reverse features the exclusive Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- All coins are proof specimens.
For the Year of the Rooster release, the Perth Mint struck coins in gold and silver, with bullion and proof versions available. There are many weights to choose from across the lineup, but the 2017 Proof Silver Australian Rooster coins are limited to ½ oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, and these 2017 1 Kilogram Proof Silver Australian Rooster Coins.
Mintage for the 2017 1 Kilogram Proof Silver Australian Rooster coin is strictly limited to just 500 coins for individual sale. Each coin you purchase today arrives in a Perth Mint display box with a glossy black finish, red underside to the lid, and black velvet lining. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included inside of the Year of the Rooster-themed shipper.
The reverse of each 2017 1 Kilogram Proof Silver Australian Rooster coin includes the new Year of the Rooster design. Unique to Lunar Series II and exclusive to the silver versions of the coin, you’ll note it includes a rooster, hen, and three small chicks.
On the obverse of the coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Reigning as Queen of England since 1952, this right-profile portrait is a fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty as Queen and was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
Perth Mint was founded as the third and final Royal Mint facility in 1899, joining the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint. Following Australian federation in 1902, the Perth Mint and Melbourne Mint served as primary minting facilities for coinage in Australia. Today though, it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and operates outside the bounds of the Royal Australian Mint.
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