|Mint Mark:||P - Perth|
|Actual Metal Weight:||5 ozt|
|Face Value:||8 Dollars|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Series:||Lunar Series 2|
For the first time in its two-decade history, the Perth Mint's Chinese Lunar series coins are boasting extra-pure .9999 fine silver (99.99% pure) with the debut of the 2017 5 oz Australia Silver Rooster Lunar Coin! These coins are legal tender with a face value of 8 Dollars. The coin you receive will come in a protective clear plastic capsule and will contain 5 troy ounces of pure silver.
The reverse design depicts a rooster next to a hen and three chicks. Overhanging leaves and a vine are visible in the background, while the Chinese character for "Rooster" is found in the upper-left portion of the field. The "P" mintmark for Perth appears against the rim to the left. The legend "Year of the Rooster" is found in stylized text at the bottom rim. The edge is reeded.
The obverse design is the work of artist Ian Rank-Broadley. It depicts the profile of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Above the effigy of Her Majesty, the inscriptions read "ELIZABETH II" and "AUSTRALIA," the issuing country. The year-date "2017" is found at the center of the bottom rim, flanked by the specifications "5oz 9999 Ag" to the left and the denomination "8 DOLLARS" to the right.
Every 12 years, the Lunar cycle repeats. This is the second iteration for the Perth Mint's popular Lunar-themed coins (known as Lunar Series II), and demand for the series continues to grow with each passing your. Get your own 2017 Australia 5 oz Silver Rooster Lunar Coin at the most competitive pricing in the bullion industry at Gainesville Coins!