|Mint Mark:||P - Perth|
|Actual Metal Weight:||10 ozt|
|Face Value:||10 Dollars|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
The artistry of the 2017 10 oz Australia Lunar Rooster silver coin (Series II) from the Perth Mint shows once again why their Chinese New Year silver coins are some of the most popular in the world.
The Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, but this is only the second time the prideful fowl has been immortalized in silver by the Perth Mint. This year's 10 oz Lunar Rooster coin features a prancing rooster watching over a hen and three chicks in a garden scene. A squash plant climbs a bamboo trellis in the background and foliage hangs down to provide shade for the avian family. The Chinese character for "Rooster" is positioned on the left side of the coin, above the hen, and the inscription "Year of the Rooster" runs along the bottom rim, beneath the chicks.
People born in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, and 1921 are born under the Sign of the Rooster. People born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be punctual, enthusiastic, loyal, and attentive. The Rooster's best friends are the Ox, the Snake, and the Monkey.
The 2017 10 oz Australia Lunar Rooster silver coin from the Perth Mint is a great way to acquire a beautiful coin containing 10 troy ounces of .999 pure silver for a price that is just chickenfeed!