Lunar II Rooster 10oz Silver Coin 2017

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Lunar II Rooster 10oz Silver Coin 2017 - Front

Weight: 311.00 g
Purity: 999.9 / 1000
Country: Australia
Mint: Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Tax: Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 211.11
Product Description

The 10oz Silver Rooster 2017 is popular amongst investors and collectors who prefer higher weight coins. The 10oz and 1kilo coin are the largest silver bullion products in the series.  

These larger coins have a beautiful design and are one of the purest silver bullion products in the world. The 2017 Rooster is minted in 99.9% pure silver and is produced by the world famous Perth Mint.

 

Weight & Size 

The 2017 Rooster contains 10 ounces of .9999 pure silver and is backed by the government of Australia. The Rooster is the 10th release of the Lunar II series and is ideal for those investors or collectors who are looking for a higher weight silver coin.

The Lunar II Rooster is also available in 1/2oz, 1oz, 2oz, 5oz and 1kilo sizes. The detailed design in a larger weight coin appeal to investors who prefer coins over bars.

Specifications of the 2017 10oz Silver Rooster are listed below:

 

Fineweight Diameter Thickness Nominal Value
10oz 85.6 mm 6.6 mm 10 AUD

 

History 

The Lunar II series from the Perth Mint, celebrates the animals of the 12 year Chinese Zodiac cycle. The series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Rat” (Mouse) and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”. 2017 is the “Year of the Rooster”.

Each year the design on the front of the coin changes to correspond to an animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The original Lunar series was launched in 1996 and ran for 12 years, concluding in 2007.

The series was so successful that the Perth Mint decided to introduce the Lunar II series in 2008. These cons have become some of the most popular bullion products in the world. Because of the annual design changes, the series not only appeals to investors but also to collectors.

Design

The front of the coin features and image of a rooster, hen and three chicks. The inscriptions on the front include; the mint mark “P” which stands for the Perth Mint; the Chinese character for “Rooster”; and the words “Year of the Rooster”.

The reverse side of the coin feature and image of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The image of the Queen is a classic symbol found on many commonwealth coins. The inscriptions on the reverse include; the weight and purity “10oz 9999 AG”; the year “2017”; and the nominal value “10 Dollars”

Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is one of the most storied mints in the world. The mint was founded in 1896 as a branch of the Royal British mint. The coins and bars that are produced by the Perth Mint are regarded as some of the highest quality bullion products in the world.

The Lunar II series have excellent brand recognition. Therefore, the coins are easily bought and sold at most precious metals dealers. Regardless of what continent you live on, the Lunar II are good coins to consider.

Also, this is the first year the Lunar II Rooster is being struck in 99.99% fine Silver.

 

Product Details 

  • Name: Lunar II Rooster
  • Year of Issue: 2017
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Manufacturer: Perth Mint
  • Fineness: 999.9/1000
  • Weight: 10oz
  • Scratch resistance: poor
  • Denomination: 10 AUD