New Issue: Perth Mint releases December catalogue

The Perth Mint has unveiled its December releases, which include a one-ounce pure silver Chinese New Year coin as well as several 2017-dated Year of the Rooster issues.

Chinese New Year remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Struck from one ounce of 99.99 per cent pure silver, the Perth Mint’s new one-ounce, $1 coin depicts traditional Chinese New Year symbols in vibrant colour. Designed by Tom Vaughan, the coin’s reverse depicts a dragon draped around a red lantern with a red banner running down the length of the coin depicting the Chinese characters for “Happy New Year”. The design also features The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II; the monetary denomination; and the 2017 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse. Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin has a weight of 31.107 grams, a 40.60-mm diameter, a four-mm thickness and a mintage of 5,000 pieces. It retails for $79 AUD.

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster and the ideal of good fortune, The Perth Mint has also unveiled a two-coin one-ounce silver Proof set; a four-coin one-ounce silver Proof set; and a one-ounce gold Proof high relief coin.

This 'Wealth' coin is part of the

This ‘Wealth’ coin is part of a one-ounce silver Proof set issued by The Perth Mint.

The two-coin one-ounce silver Proof set encourages wealth and wisdom. Each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The wealth coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a rooster standing atop a stack of coins and holding a string of bronze coins signifying wealth and prosperity. The background features a representation of the Terracotta Army. The inscriptions “WEALTH” and “2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” also appear in the design with mint’s traditional “P” mintmark. The wisdom coin’s reverse depicts a representation of an older rooster in a Chinese water garden sitting on a scholar’s rock signifying age and wisdom. The inscriptions “WISDOM” and “2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” also appear with the “P” mintmark.

The Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2017 year-date are shown on each coin’s obverse.

Designed by Tom Vaughan, each of the coins has a weight of 31.107 grams, a 40.60-mm diameter, a four-mm thickness and a mintage of 1,500. The two-coin set retails for $100 AUD.

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This ‘Wisdom’ coin is also part of the mint’s one-ounce silver Proof set.

The one-ounce silver Proof four-coin set also celebrates the 2017 Year of the Rooster. It includes four one-ounce coins that form a linked design with a unique rectangle shape. Each of the four coins features one of four different coloured roosters. The Chinese character for “rooster” and the mint’s “P” mintmark are also included in the designs.

Designed by Natasha Muhl, the coin has a weight of 31.107 grams, a diameter of 47.60 mm x 27.60 mm, a thickness of four mm, and a mintage of 3,000 pieces. The four-coin set retails for $399 AUD.

Rounding out The Perth Mint’s December releases is a one-ounce gold Proof high relief coin. The reverse design depicts a rooster standing in a stylized Chinese scene featuring bamboo and leaves. The Chinese character for “rooster” and the inscription “Year of the Rooster” also appear in the design with the mint’s “P” mintmark. The Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin has a weight of 31.107 grams, a diameter of 27.30 mm, a thickness of five mm, and a mintage of 388 pieces.

For more information, visit perthmint.com.au.

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