The Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint is targeted by investors and collectors alike with each new annual release. The bullion coins feature .9999 fineness in both gold and silver, while the ever-changing reverse designs make for a great collectible piece for any numismatist. Today, the 2017 1/10 oz Proof Gold Australian Rooster Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships in a protective display box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at 8,000 coins.
- Tenth design of Lunar Series II.
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounces of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $15 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the all-new Year of the Rooster image. Proof finish.
2017 marks the celebration of the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The 12-year cycle of the Zodiac features 12 different animals in total, with each said to impart its emotional and character traits onto those born under its sign.
Individuals born under the sign of the rooster are said to be honest, loyal, hardworking, and sociable people. It covers anyone born in 2017 and every 12th year going backward in time, as well. The 2017 Proof Gold Australian Rooster Coin release features only these 2017 1/10 oz Proof Gold Australian Roosters, as well as a ¼ oz and 1 oz coin.
The obverse of all coins in the Proof Gold Australian Rooster series features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Included along with Her Majesty’s image are engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” “2017,” “15 Dollars,” and “1/10 oz 9999 Gold.”
On the reverse of each 2017 1/10 oz Proof Gold Australian Rooster Coin is the Year of the Rooster image, which is not only unique to 2017 and Lunar Series II, but also exclusive to the gold version of the coin. It includes only a single rooster, with engravings of “Year of Rooster,” the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark, and the Chinese symbol for rooster.
Located in Perth, Western Australia, the Perth Mint holds the distinction of being the oldest operating facility in the country. Originally part of the British Royal Mint system, today it is owned by the state government of Western Australia and independent of the younger Royal Australian Mint; the nation’s sovereign mint since 1965.
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