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

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

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 of coins to mark the 2017 Chinese Year of the Rooster (28 January 2017 - 15 February 2018).

The Mint says:
The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year. In 2017, the Lunar Year of the Rooster will see the births of many people who are said to be focused on their duties and attentive to fine details while being sensitive to their friends and families.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60 year cycle. The fire roosters born this year will also be deep thinkers who enjoy a life of luxury.

At many Chinese celebrations, holidays and special events, monetary gifts are given to wish hope and prosperity to younger people. These offerings are traditionally given in red envelopes, a colour which both symbolises good luck and wards off evil forces.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·.

The effigy, legend and face value are in a small circle, surrounded by a decorative border.

Around the rim outside that circle, a "Lunar Calendar Wheel": the twelve animals of the Lunar Calendar: rat, pig, dog, rooster, monkey, goat, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger and an ox.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a rooster calling out, with the sun beaming behind it. Below left, the Chinese character for "rooster" .

Around above, the date of issue 2017.

Around below, the precious metal content: 1/20 oz .9999 Au (one twentieth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from the Latin "Aurum" and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

The designer's initials TD (for Tony Dean) are above left.

Reverse Inscription 2017 鷄 1/20 oz .9999 Au
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).

See also

Year of the Rooster 2017 coins issued by RAM include:
- 1 oz Gold Bullion ($100), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion ($50), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion ($25), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion ($15), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof ($10), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1/20 oz Gold Bullion ($5), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1 kg Silver Proof ($30), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 5 oz Silver Proof ($10), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Proof ($1), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- $1 Aluminium Bronze (with silver proof version), Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Year of the Rooster, 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, RAM: 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
DesignerTony Dean
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size14.060 mm
Thickness1.4000 mm
Mass1.550 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XWQW-OVRB
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