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It seems that the Perth Mint is increasing detail in their coins with each passing year; making one better than the last. The Australian Lunar Series II is a sequel to the famous Australian Lunar Series I, which was inspired by the ancient Chinese zodiac calendar. The Perth Mint has also introduced a collaboration between finishes to make images on their coins stand out even more. They use the flawless matte finish of a brilliant uncirculated coin as a background and a shiny proof finish for the images to create a dimensional experience for collectors and investors. Keeping their ancestors warm and fed, the goat is the ultimate sign of provision and protection to the Chinese and they have been held at high esteem for many centuries. Those born under the year of the goat are introverted, sincere, and gentle. This coin is the perfect reminder of the good fortune that is to come in one's life.
The obverse, of the 2017 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Rooster, highlights famous sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley's masterpiece of Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the silver purity and legal tender value. Guaranteed by the oldest mint in Australia, the Australian Lunar Silver 5 oz Silver Series II 2017 Rooster weighs one half ounce of .999 pure silver. Following the Perth Mint's tradition, of combining brilliant uncirculated finished background with a proof-like image, the 2017 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Rooster is in BU condition and is packaged in a mint-sealed capsule. The Perth Mint depicts a poignant rooster, on the reverse of the , while a hen and her chicks keep him company. The birds stand out in a mirror-like finish as the background is highlighted in a matte finish. Collectors enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship, of the Australian Lunar Series, while also reaping the investment benefits of owning low minted coins. Collectors, who enjoy the Australian Lunar Series, don't just invest in the year they were born under, but they ambitiously start a collection that will end with an extremely diverse collection.