Ten ounce Year of the Rooster coin from the Perth Mint's Chinese lunar series. This is sold as an investment product.
The Australian Year of the Rooster coins were released on 8th September, 2016 and we received our allocation on 20th September.
The Chinese year 4715 starts on the 28th January. It is the Year of the Rooster. There are 12 animals in the lunar cycle and the rooster is the 10th. It is said that people born during the Year of the Rooster are thoughtful, hardworking, observant, confident and honest.
The coins do not have a set mintage figure, meaning the Perth Mint will produce as many as requested. They will stop making them around September, 2017, when they will start producing the 2018 coins.
Ian Rank Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the coin's obverse. This is the same design used on the rest of the coins in the series.
On the reverse of the coin is a rooster, guarding a hen and three chicks. The artist, Tom Baughan, designed the image. The Perth Mint 'P' mintmark is displayed on the left-hand side. The Chinese character for 'rooster' can also be seen.
|Actual Silver Weight||10 oz|