The Lunar Series II coin program from the Perth Mint is not only the most popular lunar-calendar-themed series in the world, it also marks the continuation of the world’s first-ever lunar series. Today, the Perth Mint rolls on with its popular program through its second series of designs. Today, the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coin is available in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Individual coins ship in plastic capsules. Lots of 20 ship in mint rolls. Lots of 100 ship in mint boxes.
- Limited mintage of just 300,000 coins. 10th coin from the Lunar Series II program.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Reverse features the all-new Year of the Rooster design.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait features on the obverse of the coins.
- Part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program. Click here to see annual Perth Silver Lunar Series II mintages.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coins in this JM Bullion listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated grades. Coins in this BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but you may notice minor flaws in the appearance. These flaws include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking of the coins.
Lunar Series II marks the continuation of the Perth Mint’s popular lunar-themed coins. First introduced in Lunar Series in 1996, the themes based upon the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Those born under the sign of the Rooster are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable individuals.
On the reverse of each 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Rooster Coin is the image of the Year of the Rooster design. This image features a family of chickens, which centers on the tall rooster in the center of the design, as well as a hen and several hatchlings.
The obverse of all Year of the Rooster Silver Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The image used on these coins comes from Ian Rank-Broadley, who created the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty in 1998 that has been in use on many commonwealth coins since that time.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. Founded in 1899, the mint was originally part of the Royal Mint system in Australia founded by the British. Following the closure of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, the Perth Mint remained as the oldest operating mint in Australia. It is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint and is owned by the state government of Western Australia.
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