There are few coin programs that catch the eye of collectors like the Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint. Available in gold and silver, with proof and bullion versions, the Lunar Series II coins are a must-have product annually. The 2017 5 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin is available in BU condition today on Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Tenth design for Lunar Series II.
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $8 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Reverse features the new Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Part of the Lunar Series II program. View annual Perth Silver Lunar Series II mintages.
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.
On the reverse of each 2017 5 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin available here you’ll find the image of a rooster, accompanied by a hen and three chicks pecking around for food. Engravings read “Year of the Rooster, the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark, and the Chinese symbol for rooster.
The obverse of the 2017 Year of the Rooster coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this depiction remains on the obverse despite a new portrait available for commonwealth coins. The choice is designed to maintain design continuity throughout Lunar Series II.
Each 2017 5 oz Silver Australian Rooster Coin here is a BU specimen. Any coin with a BU grade has no signs of wear and tear, but that doesn’t make them perfect. The coins may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking the blanks.
Perth Mint is located in Western Australia and is a state-owned entity of the government. Originally a Royal Mint facility, today it operates independent of the sovereign Royal Australian Mint, but its products enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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