The 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1oz Silver Coin celebrates the Year of the Rooster, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The coin features a Rooster standing in a stylised Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for Rooster and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’, the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also included in the design.
The coin's obverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, weight, fineness and the monetary denomination.
- Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.9 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Perth Mint, Australia.
- Series II of The Perth Mint Lunar Collection.
- Bullion Finish.
- VAT Free.
- Diameter: 45.60mm. Thickness: 2.60mm.
2017 was the first year that Australian Lunar coins were minted in 999.9 fineness, increasing its desirability to both collectors and investors.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.
The 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1oz Silver Coin had a limited mintage of 300,000 coins.
The photograph shows the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item.
These coins are sold on the Second Hand Margin Scheme so there is no VAT to pay.