The 2017 Year of the Rooster release is one of the most diverse from the Perth Mint, including gold and silver coins with proof, bullion, colorized, and gilded versions all available to both investors and collectors. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof Colorized Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a Perth Mint display box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- 10th design from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program.
- Limited mintage of just 10,000 coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Year of the Rooster design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint offer great variety. Not only are their multiple versions of the coin in both gold and silver, there are also different design elements used on the gold and silver coins. While the motif remains the same, focused on the Year of the Rooster, the specific design differs on each metal.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Australian Silver Rooster Coin features the exclusive Year of the Rooster design found only on silver rooster coins from the Perth Mint. This design features a rooster, with a hen and three chicks featured nearby as they search for food on the ground.
Colorization added to the rooster brings brilliant shades of blue and green to the body, while the throat and head have beautiful hues of orange and yellow. The head of the rooster has its tell-tale plumage of red. The hen is a brown color, while the chicks are all a cute shade of yellow.
On the obverse of the Australian Silver Rooster coin is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this effigy of Her Majesty is the fourth-generation depiction used on Australian, British, and commonwealth coinage since 1952.
Each 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Australian Silver Rooster arrives inside of a Perth Mint clamshell display box, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Your purchase is shipped inside of a lunar-themed box that includes full-color artwork from the Lunar Series II Year of the Rooster release.
The Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint. Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the third and final facility in the Royal Mint system under British control.
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