2023 Opal Lunar Series – Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Proof Coin
From our prestigious Australian Opal Lunar Series, this 2023 Year of the Rabbit coin features a spectacular centrepiece crafted from authentic Australian opal.
Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar rabbit in 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be Intelligent, creative, vigilant and compassionate.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Opal Lunar Series 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse incorporates a circular panel featuring a rabbit detailed in pure Australian opal. Struck elements include intricate patterning with stylised depictions of snapdragons, said to be lucky flowers for those born in the Year of the Rabbit.
The design includes the inscription ‘YEAR OF THE RABBIT’ and the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’ together with the 2023 year-date, the coin’s weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark
The coin’s obverse bears the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II within a stylised pattern and the monetary denomination.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||36.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||3.95|
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.
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