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1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 silver coin
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are money. The Silver Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1999 and every silver coin in the series, including the Year of the Rooster, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government.
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the rooster are generally perceived to be honest, communicative, capable of great undertakings, and with a tendency to show off their feathers.
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure .9999 fine silver, a gift that will stay with them forever.
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the Rooster that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality; purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
• Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Silver Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 15 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coin is recognised throughout the globe by bullion dealers and collectors alike.
Obverse: The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the weight "1 oz", purity of the coin "9999 Ag", the year of mintage, denomination "1 DOLLAR", and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: The reverse displays a rooster, a hen, and three chickens. Inscribed above them is the Chinese character for “Rooster”. Below the Roosters is the text “Year of the Rooster” and to the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.
Australian Lunar silver coin – Year of the Rooster
The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and each of them is celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the rooster was last celebrated in 2005.
Those born in the year of the rooster are considered to be sharp and quick minded, and have an eye for detail, making them a genius at anything that needs to be analysed. They are considered to possess good people skills, which stems from their ability to communicate in a straightforward and honest, but persuasive, way. People born in the year of the rooster are perceived to be disciplined, responsible, and very practical, which makes them extremely effective when it comes to undertaking projects or work in general. However, they have one slight weakness, which is their need to be noticed and admired. This means that their posing in front of the mirror can go on for hours, and it should come as no surprise that they are the best dressed person in their surroundings. Their sharp minds and truthful and vibrant way of expressing their thoughts are qualities that others will appreciate as much as their pretty feathers.
It can therefore be seen that the Australian Silver Lunar Year of the Rooster coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Silver Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silveren artwork.
Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster coins – as rare as silver
The Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Year of the Rooster silver coins for the first time in 2005. The next issue of the Year of the Rooster will only become available in 2029, when the rooster, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again rule the roost. In 2005, the silver coin was offered in 1 kg, 10 oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1 oz, ½ oz weights. The one kilo mintage in 2005 was 3818 silver coins. If the mintage of all Year of the Rooster silver coins is included, then the total figure rises to 122,468 silver pieces. This is an extremely low figure compared with the mintage of other well-known investment bullion coins. For example, the American Eagle one-ounce silver coin reaches the corresponding cumulative mintage figure of the Year of the Rooster Silver Series every day. Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster silver bullion coins are thus well suited for collectors since they are naturally as rare as silver.
|1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 silver coin||Silver weight|
|Weight||Nominal||Diameter in mm||Sample||Weight in g||Grams||Ounces|
|1 oz||1 dollars||45.6||9999||31.10658||31.10347||1|