By Coin Update Staff on September 9th, 2010
The Perth Mint will soon release the 2011 Australian Gold and Silver Lunar Coins featuring the Year of the Rabbit.
The Lunar Coin Series II features the twelve animals of China’s ancient lunar calendar. The coins are struck in .999 silver or .9999 gold and available across a wide array of sizes.
People born within the date range February 3, 2011 to January 22, 2012 are said to be born within the Year of the Rabbit.
Previous years include 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, and 1999. The Australian Silver Lunar Coin Series II continues the Perth Mint’s tradition of producing precious metals coins with Chinese themes.
The reverse design for this year’s release features two rabbits with the Chinese character for “rabbit.”
All coins will be available for worldwide release on September 14, 2010.
The Australian Gold Lunar Coin Series II features a different representation of the rabbit. The Chinese character for “rabbit” appears above with an inscription “Year of the Rabbit” (above).