In 2017, we celebrate the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
2017 Year of the Rooster Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. The Chinese character for ‘rooster’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
Available in 1 kilo, 1oz, 1/2oz and a Three-coin Set (2oz, 1oz & 1/2oz)
The 2017 silver releases are available as individual 1 kilo, 1oz, and 1/2oz coins, or in a stunning three-coin set comprising a 1oz, 1/2oz and an exclusive 2oz issue.
Extremely Limited Issues
No more than 500 individual 1 kilo coins will be released worldwide.
Issue limits of 5,000 individual 1oz coins, 8,000 individual 1/2oz coins and 1,000 three-coin sets apply to these products.
Elegant Packaging and Numbered Certificates
Each coin and three-coin set is housed in a stylish red and black display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.