Individuals born in the years of the ascendancy of the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar are said to take on characteristics associated with that animal. It's believed that the rabbit will bestow wisdom, originality, vigilance, and compassion upon the people born in 2023 and every 12th year prior. Two rabbits, one with its ears perked up and looking vigilant, and the other stretching toward a branch with buds, are depicted on the coin. The animals are shown in a pastoral setting with a white picket fence, green grass, flowers, cabbages, and three additional rabbits. The 'P' mintmark of The Perth Mint appears on the back, as well. This charming commemoration of the Year of the Rabbit is struck from 2 troy ounces of pure silver, and it has been antiqued, a process that tones down the natural radiance of a silver coin. The coin is presented in a traditional display case with a clear lid and an illustrated shipper, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This shipper, along with the others in the Australian Lunar Series III, can be arranged to form a diorama of the 12 animals in the order in which they finish The Great Race, the Chinese folk tale that recounts the origins of the lunar calendar.
2023 Disney Love Always Wins 1 oz silver coin NIUE