2011 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

2011 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

The Perth Mint's Lunar Series is among the most popular coins in the world for their unique designs. The 2011 release celebrates the Year of the Rabbit and would make an ideal gift for anyone born under this sign.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features two rabbits surrounded by foliage and a tree with vines entwined in its branches. The Chinese character for “Rabbit” and the inscription “Year of the Rabbit” appear in the design with the Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular large Silver coin. Add the 2011 Silver Year of the Rabbit to your cart today!

The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2011 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
2011 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
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Sweet Rabbits. GREAT KILO

By  Sunrise Kid

from Lost in ND

5.0

The design of this kilo is very popping. Typical of a Rabbit, it jumps out at you.Keep them coming, great value at the price of silver now. Not sure if they are easy to sell, cause I will be hanging on to them. Keep up the great work APMEX ! Thanks again.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

FUTURE MONEY MAKER!!

By  Bob16

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

5.0

Take a CLOSER look at this incredibly large and beautiful Perth Mint coin. Compare the PRICE of the SAME COIN--only in the 10-ounce version-- and, you are ALREADY getting THREE TIMES the value for this KG coin!! Talk about VALUE in this investment-grade piece!!!! Once again, APMEX delivered a beautifully-packaged coin, QUICKLY!! What's NOT to love about this product?!?!? QUALITY reigns supreme!!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Absolutely stunning coin

By  DAMAT778

from Indianapolis, IN

4.0

This was my first kilo coin and I was blown away with just how much silver is in a kilo! It was a great feeling pulling this coin out of the box. The mirror finish is gorgeous... I was a little disappointed with a couple small imperfections on the coin though. You could tell it had been out of the capsule and had possibly even been tested for purity and then covered up after the fact... but besides that, I love the coin. Obviously this wouldn't be the same case on every coin, just my own experience.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Exceptional quality

By  ixaxbx

from Ontario

5.0

Exceptional quality coin, pleasure to own

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

One of the best Kilo coins ever

By  dekster

from Hamilton, ON

5.0

Always wanted to have this coin in kilo format. The design is exceptional, much nicer than most other Perth lunar coins. APMEX premium was way lower than I could find anywhere else. Very satisfied with this purchase!

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

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from CA

5.0

An impressive coin. The year of the rabbit is my favorite!

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from PA

5.0

The art work on this coin is beautiful. I'm very pleased with the weight and appearance.

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from NC

5.0

Received the coin today. Absolutely love it! Came very well protected and on time. Thanks!

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