Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster

The Australian quarter-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/4 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin was issued as part of the Lunar Series II range of coins to mark the 2017 Chinese Year of the Rooster (28 January 2017 - 15 February 2018).

The Mint says:
In 2017, we celebrate the tenth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2017 25 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/4oz 9999 GOLD" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/4oz 9999 GOLD 2017 25 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre a walking rooster, with bamboo in the background.

Above left, the Chinese character for rooster, . The Perth Mint's P mint mark is on the right.

Around below, the inscription Year of the Rooster.

Reverse Inscription 雞 Year of the Rooster
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.250
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).

See also

Year of the Rooster 2017 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) with coloured version, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Ounce High Relief ($100), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ten Ounces ($10), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce Bullion ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce High Relief ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 Cents), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Australia, $1 AlBr, Year of the Rooster, 2017
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wealth, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured ($1), Good Fortune - Wisdom, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #1, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #2, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #3, 2017
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Coloured Rectangle ($1), Rooster #4, 2017

Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Packaging: in an oval-shaped, glossy black and timber-inspired display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

In Set Australian Lunar Series II 2017 Year of the Rooster Gold Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage 1,500
3 coins: 1 oz Gold, 1/4 oz Gold, 1/10 oz Gold
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.6000 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass7.7770 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-XWYP-ENXQ
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