2011 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

2011 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU

The 2011 Year of the Rabbit Silver Lunar coin features a rabbit next to a cabbage and a pot with Chinese lettering and the Chinese character for “rabbit.”

Due to the huge demand for these beautiful Silver coins, the 300,000-coin maximum mintage sold out very quickly!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes packaged in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value.
  • Reverse: A rabbit is shown next to a cabbage.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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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 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
2011 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Rabbit BU
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Excellent artistry-coin worth owning

By  As Is

from Eagle River, Alaska

5.0

APMEX provides services that I haven't found in other Dealers.. They are very personable & professional.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

A+

By  Raw Dawg

from Hobbs, NM

4.0

I bought this product trying to collect all of the Lunar series set. This valuable coin I will hold for a lifetime.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design

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from NJ

5.0

The picture does not do this coin justice. Extremely beautiful and high quality coin. Comes with coin case. Very eye catching!

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from CA

3.0

Received the coins, and APMEX service was right up there. The coins itself are not as polished as I thought they should be given their official Aussie mint status and the price tag. Would definitely recommend you guys to BUY MAPLE LEAVES INSTEAD if you can afford Perth Mint coins. Maples are slightly cheaper and yet more shiny and .9999 pure.

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from KS

5.0

Another sweet coin from down under. Apmex delivered fast and they were packaged nicely. Just released but I imagine these will be in high demand as all these lunar coins end up being.

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