Rooster Coin Highlights

  • Produced by the Australian Mint
  • Features the 2017 Year of the Rooster design
  • Part of the Lunar Silver Coin Series II
  • Limited issues
  • Availability: 1 kilo, 1oz, 1/2oz and a three-coin set (2oz, 1oz and ½ oz)
  • Australian legal tender produces with 99.99% pure silver
  • Arrives in a black and red case along with its numbered certificate of authenticity

People born under the sign of the rooster, according to Chinese lore, are said to be loyal, truthful, social, and possess a fine work ethic, but you don’t have to be born in a rooster year to appreciate the great artistry inherent in this elegant silver coin. The 2017 Australian Silver Rooster coins are part of the Australian Mint’s Lunar II Series and are the tenth offerings in this second series. Due to the limited quantity of available coins (the mint is only producing 500 individual one-kilo coins), investors and collectors are encouraged to secure their Rooster coins while they’re still available.


The 2017 Australian Silver Rooster design boast a distinctive reverse side that features a rooster, a hen, and three little chicks. The rooster family is set within a backdrop strewn with flowers and bamboo, which indicate the coins’ link to the Chinese zodiac. Included on the reverse side is the Chinese character for Year of the Rooster as well as mint’s mintmark. Customers should note the immense detail in the depiction of the rooster and other birds from the depiction of their intricate features to their life-like expressions.



The obverse side of the 2017 Australian Silver Rooster coins features a profile view of Elizabeth II. Other obverse-side markings include the “Australia,” “Elizabeth II,” “50 cents,” “2017,” and each coin’s specific weight in silver.


Each 2017 Australian Silver Rooster coin will arrive in its elegant case along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. As popular series coins, these Silver Roosters make great additions to coin collections and are also excellent investments. With the ups and downs of the economy, it can be helpful to invest in fine silver as well as to diversify one’s investment portfolio. Because high-quality investment coins tend to hold and even increase in value, they are always worthy of investment.

The Australian Mint is located in Perth, Australia and is highly respected worldwide for its minting excellence and outstanding coin artistry. Once a branch of the British Royal Mint, the Australian Mint has been producing exceptional coins since its opening in 1899. Having upgraded its manufacturing facilities in 2003, the mint is continuing its tradition of producing some of the world’s most extraordinary and collectible coins.