These 2023 Year of the Rabbit Perth Mint Lunar 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins are the fourth release in the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III collection.
These coins feature a new reverse design, by Ing Ing Jong, whilst Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the reverse.
Struck from 0.9999 fine silver and contain 5 troy ounces of the precious metal. These coins have a face value of 8 AUD and are issued in protective capsules.
Please note the release of these coins has been delayed. We will update the page when we have further information.
The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. Those born during the Year of the Rabbit are regarded as being creative, intelligent, compassionate and vigilant.
Other Year of the Rabbit's include 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011.
Each coin features a micro-engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass.
The Perth Mint introduced their lunar coin series in 1996, starting with the gold Year of the Rat. The silver series began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit.
Each coin celebrates a different Chinese zodiac sign, with each cycle lasting 12 years. Since the lunar coins were introduced they have proven to be highly collectable, with most sizes selling out very quickly.
The Perth Mint's third series of lunar coins began with the 2020 Year of the Mouse (Rat). The early issues from Series I and Series II are often very hard to find, so if you're thinking about collecting we suggest you buy these earlier issues when the opportunity arises!
The obverse shows the Australian coinage portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The queen is shown from the shoulders upwards. It was designed by artist, Jody Clark. The text reads:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
The reverse shows a rabbit stretching up to a tree branch, with another rabbit beside it keeping watch. It was designed by artist, Ing Ing Jong.
兔 RABBIT 2023
The Perth Mint's mintmark "P" can be found to the bottom right-hand side of the reverse.
Weight / Size|
Silver Weight Troy Ounces|
Fineness / Carat|
Ing Ing Jong|
Elizabeth II (1952-2022)|
Mint / Brand|
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