Lunar 2011 Rabbit One ounce Gold Gold Coin

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Year 2011
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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.

One Ounce BU Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in BU  quality, and incased in coin capsule

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.

Presentation

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.

Technical Specifications

 

1oz

1/4oz

1/10oz

Gold Content (Troy oz)

1

0.25

0.10

Monetary Denomination (AUD)

100

25

15

Fineness (% purity)

99.99

99.99

99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g)

31.112  

7.777  

3.111   

Maximum Diameter (mm)

39.34

22.60

18.10

Maximum Thickness (mm)

2.50

2.20

2.00

 

Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.

Traditionally, the first year of the lunar cycle is ‘ruled’ by the mouse. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.

In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’.  The following table makes it easy to determine your most likely Lunar animal.  The exact dates of the current Lunar year, which are dictated by the appearance of the new moon, are included below.

Mouse

1924

1936

1948

1960

1972

1984

1996

2008

Ox

1925

1937

1949

1961

1973

1985

1997

2009

Tiger

1926

1938

1950

1962

1974

1986

1998

2010

Rabbit

1927

1939

1951

1963

1975

1987

1999

2011

Dragon

1928

1940

1952

1964

1976

1988

2000

2012

Snake

1929

1941

1953

1965

1977

1989

2001

2013

Horse

1930

1942

1954

1966

1978

1990

2002

2014

Goat

1931

1943

1955

1967

1979

1991

2003

2015

Monkey

1932

1944

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

Rooster

1933

1945

1957

1969

1981

1993

2005

2017

Dog

1934

1946

1958

1970

1982

1994

2006

2018

Pig

1935

1947

1959

1971

1983

1995

2007

2019

Year of the Rabbit – 3 February 2011 to 22 January 2012

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac.  The rabbit is a particularly lucky emblem and those born under this sign are believed to have an uncanny gift for choosing the right thing.

Well-respected and wise, people with ‘rabbit’ personalities are renowned for their excellent memories and good taste.  They make honourable and successful business partners and are also conservative by nature.

Famous people born in the Year of the Rabbit include Brad Pitt (1963), Angelina Jolie (1975), George Orwell (1903), Germaine Greer (1939), Albert Einstein (1879), and Confucius (551BC).

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