Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, this 2011 Typeset Collection from the annual Australian Lunar Silver Coins Series II is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint.
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.
Four 99.9% Pure Silver 1oz Coins
Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
Stunning Year of the Rabbit Reverse Designs
Each coin's reverse depicts an adult rabbit and a young rabbit set against a background of foliage and a tree with creepers entwined in its branches.
- The delicately frosted design on the proof coin appears on a mirror-like polished table;
- The specimen quality gilded coin highlights the rabbits in 24-carat gold;
- The specimen quality coloured coin depicts the rabbits in colour;
- The shiny design on the bullion coin appears on a frosted table.
As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Rabbit’ and the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on the reverse of all four coins.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2011 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Proof, Gilded, Coloured & Bullion Finishes
Finished in proof, specimen or bullion quality, the coins demonstrate a stunning range of popular numismatic treatments sought-after by many collectors and gift buyers.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currencey Act 1965
, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of these Typeset Collections celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.
Presentation Display Packaging
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the Typeset Collection is housed in a contemporary red and black display case with an illustrated shipper.
Technical Specifications of Each Coin
|Silver Content (Troy oz)
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)
|Fineness (% purity)
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|Maximum Diameter (mm)
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