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2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1/2oz silver proof coin

SKU #1712897

2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1/2oz silver proof coin

Struck from ½oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this 2017 Year of the Rooster coin is limited to no more than 9,000.
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In 2017, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Rooster, 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.

Coin details
The reverse of the coin 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.

Each individual coin is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 6 September 2016
  • Metal: 99.99% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: 50c
  • Mintage: 9,000
  • Minimum weight: 15.553g
  • Maximum diameter: 36.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 2.3mm