2023 $5 Lunar Year of the Rabbit 1oz .999 Domed Silver Proof Coin
Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, the Royal Australian Mint has released this 2023 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin. Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout the world, and coins are considered to be a traditional gift. Featuring the lovely and gentle Rabbit and the Lunar calendar wheel, this coin is an auspicious gift or collectible.
The Rabbit is the fourth of the twelve signs in the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the moon goddess Chang’e has a rabbit as her pet, with the belief that it is the only creature amiable enough to match the goddess’ noble beauty. It is also believed that the Rabbit is the incarnation of the moon goddess herself and is always a symbol of pureness and auspiciousness.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be noble, elegant and lovely. Famous Rabbits include Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein, actors Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt, sportsmen Tiger Woods and David Beckham and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, as well as astronaut Andy Thomas.
Struck by Royal Australian Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 7,500.
The reverse depicts the elegant and lovely rabbit, surrounded by plantain lilies which represent innocence, happiness and harmony. Also includes the inscriptions “YEAR OF THE RABBIT” and the Chinese character for rabbit.
The obverse of each coin bears the Lunar calendar wheel, rotated so that the rabbit is shown at the top. It also features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark as well as the monetary denomination and 2022 year-date.
Each coin is presented in a capsule in a presentation box inside of red auspicious packaging.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1 oz|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||5.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.9|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||B. Scott|
|Packaging||Capsuled coin in presentation box|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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