These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Rooster, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
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.
No mintage limit applies to 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz coins. Except for the 1 kilo release, production of these coins will close at the end of 2017 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin’s official mintage.
A maximum of 100 10 kilo coins will also be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Similarly, production will close at the end of 2017, when the coin’s mintage will be declared.
The Perth Mint will produce up to 300,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first. Due to the low mintage of the 1oz size it is highly collectable and is sure to sell out fast.
Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coin’s reverse features a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for ‘rooster’, the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Each bullion coin is presented in protective acrylic capsules.