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. The 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Proof Opal Coin is part of that collection, and is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a beautiful presentation case with themed shipper.
- Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse field.
- Opal theme and Year of the Rooster design on the reverse.
- Designed by Ing Ing Jong.
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.
Each 2017 release of the Silver Australian Rooster coin represents the 10th release in the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint. Each new release comes with a separate design from the previous year’s coin. The only repeating elements are the use of Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse and the Chinese symbol for a given animal on the reverse.
All 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Proof Opal Coins in this product listing arrives inside of a beautiful presentation case from the Perth Mint that includes a light that switches on when you open the case, illuminating the opal design of the coin’s reverse. A stunning illustrated shipper accompanies your box, as well as a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Opal Proof Coin you’ll find that opal inner design panel, which includes a stylized right-profile depiction of a Rooster. Similar to other Year of the Rooster designs from Perth Mint, you’ll notice the rooster is standing on just one of its legs. The outer panel of the reverse includes a collection of stylized leaves to frame the opal image.
The obverse of each Year of the Rooster Opal Proof includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all Australian coinage, and this design comes from Ian Rank-Broadley. Created in 1998, it is the fourth-generation image of the Queen used since her coronation in 1953.
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