Australia’s Lunar Series II collection of silver and gold coins are among the most prized annual-release programs right now. Featuring different designs every year, the Lunar Series II collection honors the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, with designs themed around the given year’s representative animal. Right now, the 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Baby Rooster Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a black Perth Mint clamshell with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the Year of the Rooster release.
- Mintage limited to 7,500 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 50 Cents backed by the government of Tuvalu.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Rooster baby rooster design.
Lunar Series I started the craze when the Perth Mint released those products in 1996. Lunar-themed coins have exploded in both popularity and variety since that date, with Lunar Series II carrying the torch forward at the Perth Mint.
Each new annual design release in Lunar Series II represents an animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar in a given year, and provides a more intricate design field than the previous program. Lunar Series II Year of the Rooster coins have separate rooster designs for the gold and silver coins.
The reverse of the Silver Baby Rooster Coin features the colorized image of a young rooster chick, with soft white-and-yellow feathers. The chick, like roosters on the other silver and gold designs, is featured with its wings spread while standing on just one leg. Engravings include the “Year of the Rooster” and the Chinese symbol for rooster, as well as a collection of flowers in the background.
On the obverse of all 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Baby Rooster Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of all Australian and commonwealth coinage since 1952, and this 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen.
Your 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Baby Rooster Coin ships in a black clamshell box courtesy of the Perth Mint. Your coin includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity as well.
Perth Mint is a state owned entity of Western Australia, and is located in the state capital city of Perth. Formerly part of the Royal Mint, following the closure of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, it remained as the oldest operating facility in the country. Today, only the sovereign Royal Australian Mint (1965) operates in the country in addition to Perth Mint.
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