Australian Opal Lunar Series 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This beautiful coin features the Lunar rooster set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2017 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Rooster.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian opal design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Beautiful presentation packaging with light
Mintage 5,000


Year of the rooster

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster this exceptional release features the Lunar rooster in authentic Australian opal.  The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.  Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin's obverse.  The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian opal lunar series - Year of the rooster 2017 1oz silver proof coin.

Authentic Australian opal design

The coin's reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a rooster detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of stylised leaves. The design includes the inscription YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, the 2017 year-date, and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.

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Beautiful presentation packaging with light and numbered certificate

The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, shining down and showcasing the stunning colours of the opal insert. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2017
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.50
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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