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1 oz Lunar III Rabbit | Gold | 2023

Drum roll please ladies and gentlemen: the 1 oz Gold Coin Year of the Rabbit from the famous Lunar Series is now available to purchase on StoneX Bullion.

The Lunar Series has been an instant hit with collectors and investors since its creation in 1996 by the Perth Mint. Established on the 20th 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. It is well known for the quality of its coins and creates products that are celebrated all over the world: such as the Lunar Series.

This popular collection is based on the 12 signs of the zodiac of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Lunar III series was launched in 2019, and in 2023 we’re celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. 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.

According to Chinese astrology, rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet yet alert as well as quick and skillful. Here, the design on the reverse of the coin represents some of those attribute. The rabbit is depicted jumping over some leaves and grass in a very agile position. This side shows the Chinese character for ‘rabbit’, the inscription ‘RABBIT 2023’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse of the coin features the Late Queen Elizabeth II, who in 2022 celebrated her Platinum Jubilee (70 years since her accession to the throne) but also sadly passed away in September of the same year. The design was created by Jody Clark and chosen in 2015 through a competition commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint Advisory Committee. It therefore features the Queen aged 89. In this now familiar design, the Queen is wearing her diadem crown and the royal jewels and the drawing is so detailed that you can even see the lines in Her Majesty’s face.

Above the effigie of the Queen stands the writing ELIZABETH II and AUSTRALIA, the purity and fineness together with the monetary denomination

If you are looking for quality gold, look no further: Each Rabbit gold coin is struck with .9999 fine gold (24 carat). It has a face value of 100 dollars and can be used as legal tender. Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin comes in a classic display case featuring a clear magnetic lid adorned with a geometric design. The case is housed in an illustrated shipper portraying the final stage of the race.

And don’t forget, The Perth mint produces pieces popular all over the world which makes this particular coin a great investment. Buy it today on StoneX Bullion!

Country: Australia
Product number: 101401
Series: Lunar III
Mint: The Perth Mint Australia
Purity: 999.9/1000
Diameter, mm: 32,60
Thickness, mm: 2.80
Face value: 100
Currency: Australian Dollar
Authenticity guarantee: No Certificate
1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
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