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 Gold
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
2017 Year of the Rooster Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a rooster standing in a stylised Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. 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 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and a Three-Coin Set
The 2017 gold releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins, or in a stunning three-coin set comprising all three issues
Extremely Limited Issues
No more than 3,000 individual 1oz coins, 5,000 individual 1/4oz coins, 4,000 individual 1/10oz coins will be issued from their maximum mintages of 6,000, 8,000 and 8,000 respectively. Just 1,500 three-coin sets will be released.
Elegant Packaging and Numbered Certificates
Each coin and three-coin set is housed in an oval-shaped, glossy black and timber-inspired display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.