Australian Lunar offers investors guaranteed choice in the Year of the Rabbit

Oct 16, 2022

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The Perth Mint is pleased to announce availability of 2023 Year of the Rabbit investment pieces from the Australian Lunar Coin Series III.

Comprising superb quality bullion coins made from 99.99% pure gold, 99.99% pure silver, and 99.95% pure platinum, the Australian Lunar Series has been a popular choice for investors since 1995.

According to legend, the rabbit finished fourth in the Great Race, held to determine which animals should be represented in the lunar zodiac. Consequently, it has represented every fourth year in the 12-year lunar cycle.

Intelligence, creativity, vigilance and compassion are said to be among the personality traits bestowed on those born under the rabbit’s influence in 2023.

Previous Australian Lunar coins celebrating the Year of the Rabbit were issued in 1999 and 2011.

According to General Manager Minted Products, Neil Vance, precious metals from The Perth Mint are trusted without question for their purity and weight.

“Combined with the enduring and powerful mythology of this compelling design theme, it’s no surprise many people seeking physical metal have trusted these Australian legal tender issues for more than 25 years,” he said.

Demand to be strong

With limited mintages, 1oz denominations in both gold and silver are traditionally fast sellers. “These sizes are generally red hot, and we believe our 2023 designs will create similarly enthusiastic demand,” he added. 

Key data: 2023 Lunar Rabbit bullion coins

Gold coins

10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz*


1oz - 30,000; all other weights – unlimited

Silver coins

10 kilo*, 1 kilo*, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz


10 kilo – 100; 1oz – 300,000; all other weights – unlimited

Platinum coin





H.M. Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark


Protective acrylic capsule

Note: * release date to be advised

New rabbit designs

2023 Year of the Rabbit coins feature the work of Ing Ing Jong, a member of the Mint’s design studio since 2011 – the previous rabbit year!

Capturing the animal in different moods, gold and platinum coins portray an energetic rabbit leaping among grasses with feathery plumes, while her silver artistry is a tranquil image of two rabbits under a budding springtime branch.

Government guarantee

Wholly-owned by the Government of Western Australia, The Perth Mint operates under a guarantee enshrined in law. As such, the WA Government guarantees our liabilities in accordance with the Gold Corporation Act 1987, ensuring we are one of the lowest risk precious metals enterprises in the world.

The purchase of bullion coins, bars or our precious metals storage programs are also protected by the guarantee.