The primary release each year in the Lunar Series II coin program from the Perth Mint is the 1 oz coin. Available annually in both silver and gold, this is the most popular weight in the entire program and often has the highest mintage of any weight. Today, the 2017 1 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coin is available in BU condition on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule or a sealed box of 100 coins.
- Total mintage capped at 30,000 coins for this release!
- Tenth coin in the Lunar Series II program from Perth Mint.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s profile portrait.
- Reverse includes the unique Year of the Rooster design.
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Lunar Series II coins debuted in 2008 following the successful 12-year run of the original Lunar Series coins. While both series of coins feature gold and silver releases with a new design each year to represent the animal on the Chinese Lunar Calendar for a given year, Lunar Series II is different.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coins, and other Lunar Series II coins, feature all-new lunar-themed designs with more intricate features to the overall appearance of the coin’s imagery.
The 2017 1 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coins in this listing have a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins with a BU grade have no signs of wear and tear. However, breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks are possible.
On the obverse of all Gold Australian Rooster Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II, which was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. This effigy is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since she ascended to the throne in 1952.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coin includes the unique Year of the Rooster design. In this image you’ll notice a single rooster standing tall and proud, with one leg lifted up slightly as it stands among the foliage and flowers. Engravings read “Year of the Rooster,” “P,” and the Chinese symbol for rooster.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia. Originally part of the British Royal Mint system, it was turned over to Australian control in 1970 when the state government of Western Australian took control of the mint.
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