2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1/4oz gold proof coin
This highly collectible ¼oz gold proof Year of the Rooster coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold and is strictly limited to a worldwide release of 8,000.Read more
Delivery within Australia only
In 2017, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold 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.
The reverse of the coin depicts a rooster standing in a stylised Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. The Chinese character for ‘rooster’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’ also appear in the design.
The Gold Proof Lunar coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in a coloured themed shipper. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies the coins.
- Mint: The Perth Mint
- Issue date: 6 September 2016
- Metal: 99.99% pure gold
- Finish: Proof
- Denominations: $25
- Mintage: 8,000
- Minimum weight: 7.777g
- Maximum diameter: 22.6mm
- Maximum thickness: 2.2mm