Lunar II Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin 2017


Lunar II Rooster 1/2 oz Silver Coin 2017 - Front

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999.9/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in capsule, 20 wrapped
Tax:  Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 10.60
Product Description

The Lunar II 1/2oz Silver Rooster is an excellent fractional coin that provides investors and collectors with a lower price point than the higher weight Rooster coins in the series. Fractional coins are good options for those investors who are looking for more flexible prices points.

The 1/2oz 2017 Rooster is minted in 99.9% percent silver and is one of the purest silver coins in the world. Along with the high level of fine silver content the coin is also beautifully designed.

The Lunar II coin series celebrates the 12 year Chinese zodiac cycle. Each year the design on the coin changes to reflect an animal in the cycle and 2017 is the year of the rooster.



Key Dimensions 

The specifications of the coin are as follows:


Fineness Fineweight Diameter Thickness Nominal Value
999.9/1000 15.55 g 46.6 mm 2.3 mm 50 Cents



The Lunar II silver coins series was launched in 2008 with the year of the rat. The coin series will go for 12 year and ends in 2019 with the year of the pig. The first Lunar coin series began in 1996 and due to its success the Perth Mint introduced the Lunar II series.

Theses coins are some of the the most popular silver bullion products in world. The detailed and unique designs give Lunar II silver coins good global brand recognition. Because of the annual design changes, the coins also appeal to collectors


The front of the coin features an image of a rooster along with a hen and 3 chicks. Embossed on the coin are the Chinese character for “Rooster”, the inscription “ Year of the Rooster” and the mint mark “P” which stands for the Perth Mint.

The reverse shows the image of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Surrounding the outer edge of the coin are the date of issue, nominal value, weight and purity.


The Perth Mint is one of the main factors that make Lunar II coins a good option for investors and collectors to consider. The mint produces some of the highest quality gold and silver bullion products anywhere in the world.

Therefore, Lunar II coins are easy to buy and sell at most precious metals. The unique designs and high purity level appeal to investors and collectors on all continents.



  • Name: Lunar II Rooster
  • Year of Issue: 2017
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Manufacturer: Perth Mint
  • Fineness: 999.9/1000
  • Fine weight: 15.55 g
  • Scratch resistance: poor
  • Denomination: 50 Cents
  • Coin edge: Serrated