2011 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

2011 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a pet rabbit, making this creature the only one amiable enough to match her noble beauty. For the Chinese, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope that endures.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 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 nestling surrounded by foliage and a tree with creepers entwined in its branches, and the Chinese character for "Rabbit".
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect and display your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular large Silver coin. Add the 2011 2 oz 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 2 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
2011 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
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2011 Australia 2 0z Silver Year of the Rabbit BU Coin

By  JASe

from Ocean City MD

5.0

I was not born in the year of the rabbit, but the rabbit is my favorite animal, over all others. The coin is a great 2 ounces, and like other coins from the Perth mint, it is very attractive and well made. It is also encapsulated, unlike some coins. A winner.

Pros

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

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from CA

5.0

WOW! They are far more detailed than the pic on APMEX, I bought the 2 oz. and glad I did, the artwork on the coin is very detailed on the rabbit pic. and the coin being the size that it is really brings that out. Now if only I could swing a few of them in "AU" :)

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from CA

5.0

This was the most awesome piece of my recent order. It is impressively well struck - a thing of great beauty. I found the case will unsnap into two halves, but not very easily. I also got a couple of the 1/2 ounce version, and now I wish I had also gotten one-ouncers to keep them company. It looks like you can even get 5-ounce, 10-ounce, or kilo size rounds. These rabbits are real cuties in a gorgeous habitat.

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from NY

5.0

This coin is absolutely beautiful. It has nice weight and heft, and feels great in the hand.

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