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 Coin is available now online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Tenth coin in the Lunar Series II release.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- An Early Release coin.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Unique Year of the Rooster silver design on the reverse.
The Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint consists of a total of 12 releases in total, with the 2017 Silver Australian Rooster Coin representing the 10th release in the program. Each year’s new release coincides with the animal represented on the Zodiac for that year, and is unveiled with separate gold and silver designs.
All 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coins in this listing are near-perfect MS69 specimens according to the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws on the surfaces. These are limited in scope to miniscule hairlines or contact marks and found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin features the unique silver Year of the Rooster design. In addition to the “P” mint mark of the Perth Mint and the Chinese symbol for rooster, you’ll find the image of a male rooster standing with a hen and three small chicks.
On the obverse of all Silver Australian Rooster coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait of Her Majesty was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation depiction of the British monarch since she ascended to the throne in 1952. It includes engravings of “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” “1 oz 9999 AG,” “2017,” and “1 Dollar.”
The Perth Mint is the state-owned entity of Western Australia. The state gained control of the mint in the 1970s when the British Royal Mint relinquished control. Today it is the only mint operating in the nation aside from the federal government’s sovereign Royal Australia Mint.
We encourage all Silver.com shoppers to reach out to us with questions. You can reach one of our team members at 888-989-7223, connect with us online through our live chat, or send us an email.