The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a 12-year cycle that features a different animal to represent each of the 12 individual years. The animals assigned to each year were given their assignment by the Jade Emperor, and are said to impart some of their character traits to the people born under their sign. Today, the 2017 1 oz Colorized Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 colorized coins!
- 10th Lunar Series II release.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Reverse includes the all-new Year of the Rooster design.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
These 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coins are the second release of Year of the Rooster coins from the Perth Mint. In the previous Lunar Series, available from 1996 to 2007, the Year of the Rooster was featured on the 2005 Lunar Series I coin. There is an all-new design for the Lunar Series II Year of the Rooster coin.
All of the Australian Rooster silver coins in this offering have beautiful colorization added to the original design from the Perth Mint. The colors bring real-life hues and tones to the Year of the Rooster design, adding collectability and beauty to an already in-demand coin series.
Further, each of these 2017 1 oz Colorized Australian Silver Rooster Coins is available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show 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 production process.
On the reverse of all 2017 1 oz Colorized 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 obverse of each of the 2017 Australian Silver Rooster coin has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has featured on the obverse of Australian coinage since she ascended to the throne in 1952, and this depiction is the fourth-generation image of the Queen. It was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the third and final Royal Mint facility in Australia under British control. Today, it is the only mint other than the Royal Australian Mint to operate in the country and is the oldest operating facility.
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