The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program features highly sought-after annual releases bearing the images of the 12 animals from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The 12-year cycle of the Zodiac is strictly followed by the mint, with new images available each year representing a particular animal from that year’s calendar. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Rooster Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside elegant packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Celebrates the Year of the Rooster in brilliant color!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse bears the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the Year of the Rooster design.
The Year of the Rooster covers all those individuals born in the year 2017, 2005, and backward in 12-year increments through time. In Chinese culture, if you are born under the sign of a particular animal you are said to share the characteristics or behavioral traits of those animals. For those born in the Year of the Rooster, that means they are hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.
For the 2017 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Rooster Coin, the Perth Mint has set the maximum mintage for the release at 10,000 coins. This does not, however, include the additional 1,500 coins struck for release in the available 4-Coin Typeset Collection. This mintage maximum applies only to those coins available for individual purchase.
On the reverse of the Proof Colorized Silver Australian Rooster Coin is the image of a male rooster, along with a hen and three chicks pecking for food on the ground. This design release is exclusive to the Silver Year of the Rooster collection, and includes brilliant plumage colors on the rooster with shades of yellow and brown for the hen and chicks.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Rooster Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy of Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of Australian coinage since she rose to the throne of England in 1952, but this is the fourth-generation depiction and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
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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