Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Scoop: 2017 Year of the Rooster Coins (Lunar Series) from Perth Mint (Gold/Silver)

2005 Year of the Rooster Gold Coin From Perth Mint
Yes you read that title correctly, another very early lunar coin scoop for readers. The Year of the Goat only started in February this year, the Year of the Monkey doesn't start until February 8, 2016, but I have a scoop on the designs (description) for the 2017 Year of the Rooster Lunar Coin design from Perth Mint.

The Year of the Rooster doesn't start until January 28, 2017, though Perth Mint will likely be releasing their coins in early September 2016 the year prior (still around 13 months from now) as we've become accustomed.

Here is a preview of what we can expect from the Year of the Rooster design (my emphasis to highlight design specifics):

2017 Year of the Rooster - Gold Investor Coins

The design on the 2017 Year of the Rooster (1kg, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz) gold bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of a rooster and several clumps of grass. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Rooster’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘jī’ and meaning rooster and the initials of the designer Aleysha Howarth ‘AH’.

2017 Year of the Rooster - Silver Investor Coins

The design on the 2017 Year of the Rooster (10kg, 1kg, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz) silver bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of a rooster, hen and chicks, and several clumps of grass. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Rooster’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘jī’ and meaning rooster and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

For the 2017 Year of the Rooster designs from Perth Mint the designers will differ between the Gold and Silver coin releases. This will be a break from at least the last 3 releases (Monkey, Goat and Horse) where the designer was the same for both coins.

To provide a little background on the designers of the 2017 Year of the Rooster coins you can read an interview and profile of Perth Mint Designer Aleysha Howarth here. Amongst other coins she designed the eight coins which form the Australian Opal series. You can read more about Tom Vaughan in an interview from a few years back here. He was also the designer for both Perth Mint Year of the Horse bullion coins as detailed in their descriptions covered in an earlier post.

I will be covering all the 2017 Year of the Rooster releases on this site in around 12 months time, in the meantime, we have only just started seeing the Year of the Monkey coins released which I will continue to cover here.
 
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Cheers

Bullion Baron.
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1 comments:

I love all the Perth Mint lunar coins and eagerly await each new release. So, thank you for the updates.

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