The Year of the Rooster has arrived, and the Lunar Series II coin program from the Perth Mint is ready to celebrate. A vast array of silver and gold precious metal coins are now available in the 2017 Year of the Rooster range. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Bavarian Lion Privy Australian Silver Rooster coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Limited availability from original mintage of only 300,000 coins.
- 10th Lunar Series II release.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the government of Australia.
- Includes a Bavarian Lion privy mark on reverse.
- Reverse includes the all-new Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait.
Each 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster coin in this listing is in BU condition. Silver coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
The Perth Mints Lunar Series II program is a 12-coin release featuring each of the animals from the Zodiac. This is the second series from the mint honoring the Chinese Lunar Calendar, with the first running from 1996 to 2007.
In this particular release of the Australian Silver Rooster, the Perth Mint has added a beautiful Bavarian Lion privy mark to the coins reverse design. The Bavarian Lion symbolizes the courage, valor, strength, and bravery of the region of Bavaria. Beginning around the 12th century, lions became a popular image in the flags and signs of the ruling family of Bavaria, the Wittelsbach.
The obverse side of all 2017 Australian Silver Rooster coins features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This image was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and is considered the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since her ascension to the throne in 1952.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Bavarian Lion Privy Australian Silver Rooster Coin is the silver version of the Year of the Rooster design. It includes the image of a rooster, hen, and three small chicks. The rooster is depicted standing alert, while the hen and chicks search for food.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia. Opened in 1899, the mint was originally part of the Royal Mint system. Today it operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint, the nation’s sovereign mint, and enjoys legal tender status for its coins under the Currency Act of 1965.
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