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This silver coin, with the Chinese zodiac symbol of the Rabbit, is the first to be minted for the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series One. The Perth Mint was inspired by the charm and tradition of the Chinese zodiac and decided to make a coin series for gold and silver coins. This coin is one ounce .999 fine silver and is a rarity in the coin collector's world since only 63,444 coins were minted. Being a symbol of hope to the Chinese people, it is no wonder that the Rabbit was chosen to kick off this unbelievable coin series. It is Chinese tradition to give a newborn, paintings of rabbits with children to ensure the child has a peaceful and happy life. People who are born under the year of the Rabbit are compassionate, sweet, gentle, with a sense of humor and a desire to thrive within their household.
The design of this silver coin displays a lone rabbit standing on its hind legs and its eyes are focused on something in the distance. The rabbit is standing among long leaves of grass as if it is dining on nature's bounty. Written vertically along the left side of the rabbit is the date, 1999 and under the rabbit says 1 oz .999 silver. The reverse side of the silver coin is the famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the coin's denomination of $1 is written on the edge of the coin, around the rim. This silver coin is protected by a plastic capsule that may or may not be from the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint doesn't skimp on design and quality here. This silver coin is the perfect gift to wish someone a peaceful year or to kick off a coin collection for a coin novice. Collectors look high and wide for this rare coin so don't miss out on this limited opportunity.