The 2017 release of the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint marks the launch of the Year of the Rooster. The 10th coin in this popular series, the Year of the Rooster product is available in various weights, finishes, and precious metals. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available to purchase from Wallace Precious Metals.
- Ships in an elegant red and black display case, with lunar-themed shipper.
- Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Maximum mintage set at just 5,000 coins for global distribution.
- 10th Lunar Series II coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australias government.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Rooster design.
- Proof specimens.
Lunar Series II coins debuted in 2008, immediately following the conclusion of the original Lunar Series program which ran from 1996 to 2007. The 12-coin series features each of the animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
As the 10th coin in the program, the 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin represents those born in the year 2017 and every 12th year going backward in time. Any individual born under the sign of the rooster is said to be honest, loyal, hardworking, and sociable.
On the obverse of all 2017 Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured for coinage by Ian Rank-Broadley, this design is the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to debut since 1952.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin includes the all-new Year of the Rooster design. It features a tall rooster standing among the bamboo foliage and flowers as a hen and three chicks peck for food on the ground nearby.
All 2017 Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coins ship in Perth Mint black-and-red display boxes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Both items ship inside of Lunar Series II-themed shippers, with Year of the Rooster artwork.
Perth Mint is located in the state of Western Australia. Originally part of the British Royal Mint system, today it is owned by the local state government and operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. Perth Mint coins enjoy legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
Please feel free to reach out to Wallace Precious Metals with any questions. You can call us at 212-391-2211, connect with us online using our live chat, or email us directly.
|Mint Mark||P – Perth Mint|
|Face Value||$1 AUD|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Series||Lunar Series II|
|Packaging Type||Presentation Packaging|
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $99|