In 2017, we celebrate the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. With The Perth Mints latest release of their very popular Lunar Series, the 2017 Year of the Rooster 1/2 oz .9999 pure gold coins, there is much to celebrate.
The coins obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, encircled by the inscriptions, Elizabeth II – Australia the weight, purity, year of issue and face value.
The very striking reverse design depicts a rooster standing in a stylized Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. Also included is the Chinese character for rooster, the inscription Year of the Rooster, along with The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark.
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold content.
- Obverse: Features the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Showcases a beautifully stylized rooster standing in a rural Chinese scene.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
- Individual coins come in protective plastic flips.
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.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coins obverse displays the coins weight, purity and face value.
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. The mintage is extremely limited. 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.