One of the largest gold coins in the Perth Mint catalog for 2017 is the 10 oz Gold Australian Rooster. Part of the Lunar Series II release for the year, this popular gold bullion coin is part of the mint’s Year of the Rooster celebration. The 2017 10 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coin is available for purchase now on Silver.com with a BU grade.
- Ships in a protective plastic capsule.
- Tenth coin from Lunar Series II.
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $1,000 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Reverse bears the latest Lunar Series II design for the Year of the Rooster.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. BU condition.
This is the second time the Year of the Rooster has been covered by the Perth Mint. Back in 2005, the Perth Mint released a Year of the Rooster design for its beloved Lunar Series I program. That series ran from 1996 to 2007, and was immediately followed up by Lunar Series II.
The all-new Year of the Rooster design for Lunar Series II differs drastically from the original design in Lunar Series I, and is enhanced with different design elements for the silver and gold versions of the coin.
On the reverse of all 2017 10 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coins you’ll find the Year of the Rooster design, which includes a single rooster in the center of the design field. While this design features the one rooster, the silver version feature a rooster along with a hen and three chicks.
The obverse side of all 2017 Gold Australian Rooster coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. It is surrounded by engravings that include “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “2017.” This coin’s unique weight, purity, metal content, and face value are also marked on this side.
All 2017 10 oz Gold Australian Rooster Coins in this listing feature Brilliant Uncirculated grades. A coin with a BU condition has no signs of wear and tear, even though you may notice minor flaws like breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking of the blanks during production.
The Perth Mint was once a part of the Royal Mint system in Australia. Following federation and independence from Britain though, the nation established the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, the federal capital, in 1965. The Currency Act of 1965 allowed this, but also gave the Perth Mint legal tender status for its coins. Today it is state-owned by Western Australia.
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