Australian Lunar Series III 2023 $25 Year of the Rabbit 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin Perth Mint

$1,300.00
  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Fourth design from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Australian legal tender

Crafted from 1/4oz of pure gold in flawless proof quality, this coin from the Australian Lunar Series is a stunning acquisition or gift for anyone born under the Chinese lunar sign of the rabbit.

First issued in 1996 and now in its third round, the 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.

The coin portrays a rabbit leaping among grasses with feathery plumes. Included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’, the inscription ‘RABBIT 2023’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

 

Year: 2023
Metal: Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.250
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 25.00
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 7.777
Maximum Diameter (mm): 20.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 2.30
Maximum Mintage: 5,000
Finish: Proof
Legal Tender: Australia
Effigy: Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Ing Ing Jong