Perth Mint Showcases 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin


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.

2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1-Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Photo
A CoinNews photo of a 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1oz Silver Bullion Coin. This week, the Perth Mint unveiled photos of its bigger 10oz version.

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
Denomination (AUD) $300 $30 $10 $5 $2 $1 0.50
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.

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