Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2023 1oz Lunar Series Rabbit Silver Coin from The Perth Mint.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The rabbit is a particularly lucky emblem and those born under this sign are believed to have an uncanny gift for choosing the right thing. Well-respected and wise, people with ‘rabbit’ personalities are renowned for their excellent memories and good taste. They make honourable and successful business partners and are also conservative by nature.
Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar rabbit in 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be intelligent, creative, vigilant and compassionate.
- Contains 1oz #specs_Purity# Fine Silver
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of #specs_Denomination#
- Presented in black display case with clear lid.
- Mintage 3,000
Reverse: Each coin’s reverse includes rabbit-shaped 18-carat gold-plated sterling silver charm which rotates on a pin holding it securely at the coin’s centre. The charm is surrounded by patterned representations of rabbits among floral emblems. Also displayed is the Perth mint mintmark 'P' and the weight and purity of the coin.
Obverse: Each coin’s obverse includes rabbit-shaped 18-carat gold-plated sterling silver charm which rotates on a pin holding it securely at the coin’s centre. The charm is surrounded by the monetary denomination ("1 DOLLAR"), the legal tender "TUVALU", the year 2023, and the effigy "QUEEN ELIZABETH II"
- Coins are issued as Antiqued
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