The Lunar Series II program the Perth Mint is one of its most popular annual release. Featuring new designs for both its silver and gold releases, the Lunar Series II collection is one of the quintessential precious metal coin series available today. The 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available today in high relief from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a Perth Mint black clamshell.
- Part of Lunar Series IIs 10th
- Limited mintage of only 7,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Year of the Rooster design.
Lunar Series II is a 12-coin release from the Perth Mint that follows the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar calendar. The animals of the Zodiac appear once every 12 years, and their characteristics and personality traits are said to be passed on to the individuals born under a specific sign.
For each new Lunar Series II release, the Perth Mint develops a number of designs and coins. A characteristic of the series as a whole is the use of separate designs on the silver and gold releases, with proof, colorized, and high relief strikings.
These 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coins are struck on concave, high-relief blanks. The coining process for high relief proofs often includes multiple strikings of the same blank under high pressure to ensure a brilliant, 3D finish to the coins design.
On the reverse of the Proof Australian Silver Rooster coin youll find the Year of the Rooster design. This silver-exclusive design includes the image of one rooster, featured standing on one leg. There is also a hen and a group of three chicks looking for food on the ground.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This depiction of the Queen was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998 and features the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint was the third and final facility in the old British Royal Mint system on the Australian continent. Following federation and time, along with the Melbourne Mint, as an official mint for Australia, today the Perth Mint is owned by the state of Western Australia. The sovereign Royal Australian Mint is the only other mint in the country, but the Perth Mint is the nations oldest.
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