In 2023, the dozen-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar brought in the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth and arguably the most auspicious sign of the traditional Chinese zodiac. Rabbit is known for being sociable and positive, and this particular year is associated with the Water Rabbit or Gui Mao, a version of Rabbit identified with creativity, intelligence, and clear thinking. The 2023 Chinese Lunar Year of the Rabbit 150 Gram Silver Coin is now available for purchase online from Provident Metals.
The 2023 Chinese Lunar Year of the Rabbit Silver Coin comes with a mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity, housed in an elegant official mint box. It sports a rectangular ship and the mirror-like fields and frosted decorations of a proof-quality coin. Crafted using hand-selected planchets, polished dies, and multiple strikes, each shipment of this beautiful coin comes fully insured by the team at Provident Metals.
The coin’s obverse side features the national emblem of China flanked by intricate decorative borders with auspicious patterns. This is accompanied by inscriptions of the year of issue and “People’s Republic of China” in Mandarin Chinese.
The reverse side features a grinning and winking Rabbit in a window that is flanked by a Chinese knot and a sprig of osmanthus, the signature plant of the magical Jade Rabbit of ancient myth. The image is flanked by inscriptions that read “Gui Mao” and “50 Yuan.”
There has been a steadily-growing international market since the early 1980s for commemorative coins focused on the twelve-year zodiac cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year is governed by a different animal with its own wealth of associated astrology, legend, and myth, providing variety for the dedicated collector who can hope to assemble a complete zodiac sequence in little more than a decade. The Central Mint of China has been issuing the best-known annual coin series in this space for more than four decades, and its limited mintages are immensely popular on the Asian collectors’ market. That means an extremely limited supply is available to international collectors, who prize these pieces for their rarity and their high quality.
If you have questions about coin investment or about any of the items in our marketplace, contact the team at Provident Metals today. Phone us at 800-313-3315, send an inquiry to our e-mail address or talk with a team member at our convenient online live chat.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Country||People\'s Republic of China|
|Product Series||Chinese Lunar|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||4.822 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||5.8 x 5.3 x 1.6|
|Dimensions||80 x 50 mm|