2017 Half (0.5) Ounce Gold Coin Year of the Rooster Perth Mint

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2017 Half (0.5) Ounce Gold Coin Year of the Rooster Perth Mint

Half ounce gold Year of the Rooster coin from the Perth Mint in Australia. This is sold as an investment product.


  • Contains half a troy ounce of fine gold
  • Struck in 9999 fineness, 24 carat
  • Comes in a protective capsule
  • Low premiums!


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Perth Mint

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Coin Specification

The Perth Mint began their lunar series in 1996. This coin is part of the second series of lunar coins. The Year of the Rooster starts on 28th January, 2017. This will be the Chinese year 4715. The rooster is the 10th of 12 animals in the Chinese lunar calendar. Those born during the Year of the Rooster are said to be hardworking, observant, confident and honest.

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The Perth Mint released the lunar coins on 8th September, 2016, we received the coins on 20th September.

The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the same portrait as used on previous dates in the series. The denomination ($50), size and fineness are also displayed.

The reverse of the coin features a rooster. The Perth Mint 'P' mint mark and the Chinese character for 'Year of the Rooster' are also shown.

Diameter 30.60mm
Weight 15.55g
Denomination 50 Dollars
Fineness 999.9
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Mintage  TBC
Actual Gold Weight 0.50oz