One of the major attractions of the Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint is variety. Not only is there a new design on the reverse each year, there are separate silver and gold designs, along with various versions and finishes to the popular coin series. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective black clamshell from Perth Mint, with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Part of the 10th release in Lunar Series II.
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition..
- Includes 24-karat gold layering.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Year of the Rooster design on the reverse.
The gold and silver versions of the Year of the Rooster coins from the Perth Mint each have different designs. The gold coins feature only a rooster, while the Australian Silver Rooster coins feature a rooster along with a hen and three chicks.
Each of these 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coins has a 24-karat gold layering on the rooster image on the reverse face of the coin. These coins are all in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
On the reverse of all Australian Silver Rooster Coins you’ll find the 2017 Year of the Rooster design. As mentioned earlier, it includes a male rooster along with a hen and three chicks pecking for food on the ground. The rooster on the design is the only element with 24-karat gold layering on this gilded finish.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coin has Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. Her Majesty’s portrait has appeared on all Australian coinage since 1952. This 1998 depiction from Ian Rank-Broadley represents the fourth-generation image of the Queen to appear on Australian coinage.
All 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Gilded finish coins ship to you in a brilliant Perth Mint display box, which both protects your coin and houses it for display. Included in your purchase is an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. Originally opened in 1899 as part of the Royal Mint system, today it exists separate of the sovereign Royal Australian Mint and holds the distinction of being the oldest operating mint in Australia.
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