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2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

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2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

In 2017, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Series II celebrates the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

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2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

In 2017, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Series II celebrates the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest and sociable.

Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 500 kilo coins will be released worldwide. An issue limited of 8,000 1/2oz coins, 5,000 1oz coins, 2,000 1oz coins and 1,000 three-coin sets will be produced in this packaging.

Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The reverse of the coin features a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. The Chinese character for 'rooster' and the inscription 'Year of the Rooster' also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, and the monetary denomination are featured on the obverse of each coin.

Each individual coin is housed in a stylish red and black presentation case and themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Denomination :               50c

Quality :                         Proof

Metal :                           99.9% Pure Silver

Weight :                         15.553 gms

Diameter :                      36.60mm

Mintage :                        9,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Advertising Date :            6th September 2016

Release Date :                 6th September 2016

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2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

2017 50c Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

In 2017, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Series II celebrates the Year of the Rooster, the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.