The Lunar Series II collection from the Perth Mint of Australia is one of the most undeniably popular collections offered in the last three decades. The Perth Mint launched its first Lunar Series in 1996 and immediately followed it up with Lunar Series II in 2008 following the conclusion of the previous series in 2007. Today, 2011 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coins from the Lunar Serie II collection are available to you from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
- 4th design release in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Final declared mintage of only 4,209 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The face value of $200 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes the image of a rabbit next to cabbage and a Chinese pot.
- Includes the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.
All Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint featured distinctive designs when compared to their predecessors in the Lunar Series I collection. The Year of the Rabbit arrived most recently in 2011 and in 1999 before that, appearing fourth in the Chinese lunar calendar in both occasions.
These 2011 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coins are available to you with a protective plastic capsule to house the gold coins. The Perth Mint offers the gold coins in the Lunar Series II collection in a variety of weights, using unlimited mintage for all coins except the 1 oz and 10 kg options. However, this means the mint only strikes the coins through the end of the calendar year matching the date mark. The final declared mintage for the 2011 2 oz Gold Rabbit Coin was just 4,209 coins in total.
On the obverse of the 2011 Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth design of the Queen on Australian coins during her reign and was the fourth-generation image when designed for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. This design appeared on all Australian bullion coinage from 1998 to 2018, with Lunar Series II coins maintaining the design for the final issue in 2019.
The reverse side of 2011 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coins features the image of one rabbit next to a Chinese pot with a head of cabbage depicted on the ground nearby. This side of the coin bears the P mint mark of the Perth Mint within the design field.
Located in Perth, Western Australia, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. Once a Royal Mint facility, the Perth Mint served as a default national mint of sorts during the federation movement in Australia and, as of 1965, is a state-owned entity of Western Australia.
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