In 2017, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. 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.
Struck from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 500 kilo coins will be released worldwide. An issue limit of 8,000 1/2oz coins, 5,000 1oz coins and 1,000 three-coin sets will be produced in this packaging. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more than 3,000 individual 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins, 4,000 1/10oz coins and 1,500 three-coin sets will be released in this packaging.
GOLD REVERSE: depicts a rooster standing in a stylised Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. The Chinese character for ‘rooster’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
SILVER REVERSE: depicts a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. The Chinese character for ‘rooster’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
OBVERSE: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year date, and the monetary denomination are depicted on each coin’s obverse.
PRESENTATION: Each individual silver coin and three-coin set is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Gold Proof Lunar coins from The Perth Mint are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in a coloured themed shipper.