In 2011, the popular Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These superb releases are perfect for people born in the Year of the Rabbit – 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 – who are regarded as intelligent, articulate, compassionate and loyal.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2011 releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and a three-coin set. (1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz)
Unique Reverse Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a rabbit next to a cabbage and a pot with Chinese lettering. The Chinese character for ‘rabbit’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rabbit’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features 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.
Extremely Limited Mintages
No more than 3,000 individual 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins, 5,000 1/10oz coins and 3,000 Three-Coin Sets will be released.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Gold Proof Australian Lunar Series II coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases featuring a granite effect base and a glossy timber-effect lid. Each case comes in an illustrated shipper.
Great Gift Ideas
As well as appealing to proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese lunar rabbit.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and Year of the Rabbit here.