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Lunar II Rooster 1/2oz Gold Coin 2017


595.53 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The 2017 Lunar II Rooster 1/2oz gold coin has arrived! These Beautifully designed coins are struck from 99.99% pure gold and are legal tender in Australia.

The 2017 Lunar Rooster 1/2oz is the most popular fractional size and offers investors and collectors a lower price point than larger coins.

The 2017 Lunar II is the 10th coin in the series and is the “Year of the Rooster”. The series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Rat” and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.

Key Specifications

The Lunar II is produced by the Perth Mint and has a fine gold content of .9999. The fractional sizes include 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz.

The key specifications for the 1/2oz size are as follows:

Weight: ½ ounce

Diameter: 30.6mm

Thickness: 2.2 mm

Nominal Value: 50 Dollars


The design of the Lunar II series changes annually and corresponds to the 12 animals in the Chinese Lunar calendar. The motif side of the 2017 Lunar II depicts a rooster standing on one leg in a field of bamboo leaves. In the upper right is the Chinese inscription for rooster. Below the motif are the words “Year of the Rooster”.

The value side of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait of the regent is a popular depiction on commonwealth coins. Surrounding the outer edge of the coin is the year “2017”, the nominal value “50 DOLLARS”, the country of origin “AUSTRALIA”, the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II” and the weight and fineness “½ OZ FINE GOLD”.


The Lunar II was introduced in 2008 and is the successor to the popular Lunar I series which was launched in 1996. The series is centered around the 12 zodiac signs in the ancient Chinese calendar.

Each year is represented by a different animal and the the 2017 Lunar II is the “Year of the Rooster”, which is the 10th coin in the series. The birth dates for those who are ruled by the Lunar rooster are 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. People born under this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest and sociable.

Advantages of 1/2oz Lunar II Rooster Gold Coin 2017

  • One of the most collected gold coins in the world

  • A high quality, beautifully designed gold coin

  • Lower price point than the 1oz version.

  • Easy to buy and sell

  • Can be stored in small spaces.

Pure gold coins like the 2017 Lunar II should be kept in their protective packaging to preserve the value of the coin.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Perth Mint
Country of origin: Australia
Year: 2017
Fine content: 999.9/1000
Weight: 1/2oz
Scratch resistance: poor

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar II
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 15.55 gram
Gross Weight 15.55 gram
Denomination (oz) 1/2 oz
Year of issue 2017
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 50 AUD
Thickness 2.50 mm
Diameter 30.60 mm
Mintage 12283
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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