This year’s Coloured Edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrates the rabbit, the fourth of the twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Rabbit - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 - are regarded as intelligent, articulate, compassionate and loyal.
Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
A superb gift or collectable, the coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Year of the Rabbit Coloured Design
The coin’s reverse depicts an adult rabbit and a young rabbit in superb colour. The rabbits are surrounded by foliage and a tree with creepers entwined in its branches. The Chinese character for ‘rabbit’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rabbit’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Just 3,800 1oz Coloured Edition Coins celebrating the 2011 Year of the Rabbit will be released in this Perth Mint presentation packaging out of a worldwide mintage of 170,000.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Year of the Rabbit Coloured Edition coin is housed in a contemporary red and black display case and an illustrated shipper.