Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint

The Australian twentieth-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1/20 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 Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint - 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 1/20oz 9999 GOLD 2017 5 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/20oz 9999 GOLD" means "one twentieth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 GOLD 2017 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint - 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

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

All (12) coins of type: Gold Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 GOLD 2017 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 GOLD 2019 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 Au 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 Au 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 Au 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 Au 5 DOLLARS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/20oz 9999 Au 5 DOLLARS
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Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Perth Mint: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.500 mm
Thickness1.4000 mm
Mass1.550 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-KBPG-EMNY
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