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The coin Australian Lunar II 2017 – The Year of the Rooster 1 oz has been issued by the Australian Mint – the Perth Mint. The coin has purity of silver 999,9/1000 and it has been minted in the following dimensions: 1 kg., 10 oz, 2 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz. The issue of the coin has been limited to 300 000 coins, and the exact number of the issue shall be declared in the end of 2017, when the Perth Mint has stopped making it.
The coin Australian Lunar II 2017 – The Year of the Rooster is part of the series “Lunar” of the Perth Mint Australia. The “Lunar” series has started with the coin “The Year of the Rabbit” in 1999, and has concluded with the coin “The Year of the Tiger” in 2010. The huge success of this series has lead to the series “Lunar II”, which has started in 2008 with the coin “The Year of the Mouse”, and will conclude in 2019 with “The Year of the Sow”. This series of coins depicts the 12 animals from the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
The people born under the sign of the Rooster are people born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017, and they are described as sociable personalities, who are distinctive with their industriousness, faithfulness and honesty.
The obverse of the coin depicts an image of Queen Elizabeth II. The external ring of the coin has an inscription “Elizabeth II”, “Australia“, face value if “1 Dollar”, the year of emission: 2017, and the size of the coin “1 oz 9999 Silver”.
The reverse side of the coin depicts a rooster, a hen and three chickens, standing among bamboo sticks and flowers. Below them there is an inscription “The Year of the Rooster”, the distinctive sign of the Australian Mint (the Perth Mint) – “P”, and the Chinese hieroglyph, depicting a rooster.
|Weight:||1 oz, 31.104 g|
|Manufacturer:||The Perth Mint Australia|
|Year of Issue:||2016|