The 2017 release of The Perth Mint's Lunar Series shows off even greater detail in this 2oz size. 2017 marks the first year of the Silver Lunar coins minted in .9999 fineness.
These stunning Silver coins celebrate the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver and each coin comes in a protective plastic capsule. Struck by the Perth Mint from 99.99% pure Silver, each coin's Australian legal tender status guarantees its weight and purity.
Reverse - features a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. This beautiful lunar design also incorporates the Chinese character for "Rooster", the inscription "Year of the Rooster", and The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark.
Obverse - portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the date, face value and Silver weight and purity.
The reverse design changes each year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and the 2017 reverse celebrates the Year of the Rooster. The birth dates for people born in the Lunar Year of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017. Those born in these years are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest and sociable.