The Silver Australian Rooster Coin is the silver bullion version of the 2017 release in the Lunar Series II program. The second major lunar-themed coin series from Perth Mint, these are highly coveted among collectors due to their changing designs. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin is available with a gilded finish online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective black clamshell from Perth Mint, with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the 10th release in Lunar Series II.
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition..
- Includes 24-karat gold layering.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Year of the Rooster design on the reverse.
Each of these 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coins has a 24-karat gold layering on the rooster image on the reverse face of the coin. These coins are all in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
The 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.
Lunar Series II is a 12-coin release from the Perth Mint that follows the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar calendar. The animals of the Zodiac appear once every 12 years, and their characteristics and personality traits are said to be passed on to the individuals born under a specific sign.
On the reverse of all Silver Australian Rooster Coins you’ll find the 2017 Year of the Rooster design. As mentioned earlier, it includes a male rooster along with a hen and three chicks pecking for food on the ground. The rooster on the design is the only element with 24-karat gold layering on this gilded finish.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin has Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Her Majesty’s portrait has appeared on all Australian coinage since 1952. This 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley represents the fourth-generation image of the Queen to appear on Australian coinage.
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