The 2017 celebration of the Year of the Rooster at the Perth Mint continues with the release of one of the program’s most unique offerings. Colorized coins, gilded finishes, and high relief strikings are not new to the Lunar Series II collection, but ½ oz Proof Colorized Baby versions of the popular releases are a relatively new offering. Today, the 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Baby Rooster Silver Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a black Perth Mint clamshell with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the Year of the Rooster release.
- Limited mintage of only 7,500 coins!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 50 Cents is fully backed by Tuvalu’s government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Rooster baby rooster design.
The Year of the Rooster release from the Perth Mint contains the usual silver and gold coins in both bullion and proof, but the 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Baby Rooster Silver Coin is something different altogether. A proof specimen featuring a colorized finish, it offers a ½ oz weight compared to larger coins in the series and is struck for Tuvalu rather than Australia.
Each 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Baby Rooster Silver Coin in this listing ships in a black clamshell box courtesy of the Perth Mint. Your coin includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity as well.
The reverse of the Baby Rooster Silver Coin features the colorized image of a young rooster chick, with soft white-and-yellow feathers. The chick, like roosters on the other silver and gold designs, is featured with its wings spread while standing on just one leg. Engravings include the “Year of the Rooster” and the Chinese symbol for rooster, as well as a collection of flowers in the background.
On the obverse of all 2017 ½ oz Proof Colorized Australian Baby Rooster Silver Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of all Australian and commonwealth coinage since 1952, and this 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia that originally opened in 1899 as a part of the British Royal Mint system. Now the oldest operating facility in Australia, the Royal Australian Mint is the only other operational mint in Australia beside the Perth Mint.
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