Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit Silver Proof Three-Coin Set

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Meticulously crafted from 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz of pure silver in flawless proof quality, the coins from the Australian Lunar Series in this set represent a stunning acquisition or gift for anyone born under the Chinese lunar sign of the rabbit.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Fourth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Australian legal tender
Issue Limit 1,000
SKU 3S2316ZAAA

Story

A new Lunar year

First issued in 1996 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series portrays the 12 animals of the ancient lunar zodiac. Annual designs featuring the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig are depicted in sequence according to the position they finished in the emperor’s Great Race. In fourth position was the rabbit, which is said to bestow intelligence, creativity, vigilance, and compassion on those born under its influence in 2023 and every 12th preceding year.

Year of the Rabbit design

The coin portrays an alert rabbit with its ears erect and another rabbit stretching towards a budding branch. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’, the inscription ‘RABBIT 2023’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

10 2023 Year of the Rabbit Silver Proof Three Coin Set InShipper HighRes

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the set comes in classic display case featuring a clear magnetic lid adorned with a geometric design. The case is housed in an illustrated shipper portraying the final stage of the race, during which the rabbit called upon its resourcefulness to successfully cross a river.

Each shipper in the series can be arrayed together to form a diorama depicting the exploits of all 12 auspicious animals.

 

 

 

About the series

Australian Lunar Series III

Each Australian lunar series from The Perth Mint is based on the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Coin collectors are besotted with each annual release, hence the longevity of the 12-year series.  

Established in 1996, The Perth Mint was the first to release an Australian lunar coin program. Due to its success, it is now in its third series. 

Made with the fine gold, silver and platinum in combination with intricate craftsmanship, these Australian lunar collector coins explore the ancient tradition and mythical folklore of the Chinese Great Race. 

Variations

All sizes available

Specifications

Product specification

 

2oz

1oz

1/2oz

 

Year Date

2oz

2022

1oz

2022

1/2oz

2022

 

Metal

2oz

Silver

1oz

Silver

1/2oz

Silver

 

Metal Content (Troy oz)

2oz

2

1oz

1

1/2oz

0.5

 

Fineness (% purity)

2oz

99.99

1oz

99.99

1/2oz

99.99

 

Monetary Denomination (AUD)

2oz

2

1oz

1

1/2oz

0.50

 

Minimum Gross Weight (g)

2oz

62.213

1oz

31.107

1/2oz

15.553

 

Maximum Diameter (mm)

2oz

50.80

1oz

40.90

1/2oz

32.60

 

Maximum Thickness (mm)

2oz

4.80

1oz

3.50

1/2oz

2.90

 

Maximum Mintage

2oz

2,000

1oz

7,500

1/2oz

5,000

 

Finish

2oz

1oz

Proof

1/2oz

 

Legal Tender

2oz

1oz

Australia

1/2oz

 

Effigy

2oz

1oz

Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

1/2oz

 

Designer

2oz

1oz

Ing Ing Jong

1/2oz

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