For those who follow the Chinese zodiac, every year brings a new lunar animal that repeats in 12-year cycles. If you were born in 2011, your zodiac animal is the rabbit. According to Chinese tradition, your personality traits will correspond to the lunar animal of your birth year. Traits for the rabbit include patience, kindness, and gentleness. Today, 2011 1/2 oz Australian Gold Year of the Rabbit Coins are available to you in near-perfect condition online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in an NGC protective plastic slab!
- Gold coin featuring the Lunar Rabbit!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The face value of 50 Dollars is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse.
- The Lunar Rabbit is in the reverse design.
The origin of the 12 Lunar Animals is a popular Chinese myth with several variations. One version is that the Jade Emperor was seeking protectors of his kingdom. So, he sent a message to earth stating that he would rank his guards based on how quickly they arrived through his gate. A race among the animals ensued, with the rat coming in first place because he was an early riser. Coming in fourth place was the rabbit. Hence, we now recognize the rabbit as the fourth lunar animal.
On the obverse of 2011 1/2 oz Australian Year of the Rabbit Coins is Queen Elizabeth II. This design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint in 1998 and has been used repeatedly by Commonwealth nations ever since. In the portrait, Her Majesty wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara that she wore for her coronation. Along the rim, youll find the coins hallmarks.
The reverse side of 2011 1/2 oz Gold Year of the Rabbit Coins includes a design of the Lunar Rabbit. This is a classic depiction of a rabbit with textured fur and long pointy ears. Also in the design, we see cabbage and a Chinese pot. Inscriptions include the Chinese rabbit zodiac sign and the words Year of the Rabbit.
Each 2011 Australian Gold Year of the Rabbit Coin arrives to you protected in a plastic slab from NGC. These coins, which were originally manufactured by the Perth Mint, have been assigned an official grade of MS69. This means they are in nearly perfect condition.
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