On Wednesday, April 26, the Perth Mint of Australia published three photos showcasing the design and massive size of its largest of seven different 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Bullion Coins.
Available in formats ranging from the smallest 1/2oz coin to the biggest 10-kilo coin, the 2017-dated bullion pieces celebrate the Year of the Rooster, one of twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign are said to be very observant, hardworking, confident, loyal and sociable.
There are no mintage limits for the 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz bullion coins. The 1oz coin is restricted to 300,000 while the 10-kilo coin has a more limited mintage maximum of just 100. Regardless of size, each features 99.99% silver purity.
Reverses depict a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing among bamboo foliage and flowers. Their unique reverse proof finish adds to their appeal. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for ‘rooster’, the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’, and the Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
As Australian legal tender coins, obverses bear the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2017, their face value, their size and their purity of 9999 Ag.
Australian Lunar Rooster Bullion Coin Specifications
|Size||10 kilo||1 kilo||10oz||5oz||2oz||1oz||1/2oz|
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||321.510||32.151||10||5||2||1||0.5|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||10,001.00||1,001.100||311.066||155.533||62.213||31.107||15.553|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||221.00||100.60||85.60||65.60||55.60||45.60||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||33.00||14.60||6.60||5.80||3.60||2.60||2.30|
View the photos of a large 2017 Lunar Rooster 10-Kilo Silver Bullion Coin on the Perth Mint’s bullion blog.