Australian Lunar Series II 2017 Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with with this stunning 1/2oz silver coin from The Perth Mint, honouring the 10th animal in the 12-year Chinese zodiac.

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • 2017 year of the rooster design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Issued in 1 kilo, 1oz, 1/2oz and a Three-coin Set (2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz)
  • Extremely limited issue
Issue Limit 8,000
SKU 2S1716EAAA

Story

Lunar new year

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017 with those born under the influence of this sign said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.

2017 year of the rooster design

The reverse 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.

The series includes 1 kilo, 1oz, 1/2oz and a three-coin set (2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz).

04 australian lunar series ii year of the rooster 2017 1oz silver proof InCase

Stylish packaging and numbered certificate 

Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2017
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.500
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.553
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30
Maximum Mintage 9,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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