The Rabbit of the traditional Chinese zodiac is identified with an ancient mythical figure called the Jade Rabbit, tied to the Moon and known in folklore as the companion of the lunar goddess Chang-e and the maker of an elixir of life. A particularly auspicious zodiac sign, it governs the fourth year in the twelve-year cycle of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and is identified with sociable, intelligent, and creative personalities. Coins that celebrate the advent of the lunar New Year have grown in popularity around the globe in recent decades, but the most popular such coins come from the China Mint, which has been striking gold and silver proof series since 1981. The latest Year of the Rabbit is commemorated in fine style by the largest coin of their silver range, the 2023 1 Kilo Chinese Silver Lunar Year of the Rabbit Coin now available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside an official mint box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Struck by the China Mint in 2023!
- Extremely limited international supply!
- Contains 1 kilogram (32.15 Troy oz) of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 300 Yuan backed by the People’s Republic of China.
- Obverse side features China’s national emblem.
- Reverse side features a Rabbit with a full moon in the background.
The Central Mint of China is known for the high standards of quality it brings to producing its lunar coin series. Coins are crafted using hand-selected planchets, polished dies, and multiple strikes, allowing for the mirror-like fields and beautifully frosted details of a true proof-quality collectible. These coins come in limited mintages that are extremely popular in the domestic Asian collector’s market, leaving a very limited supply for online collectors. Prized for their quality and rarity outside of China, these coins are worth ordering early.
The 2023 Chinese Silver Lunar Year of the Rabbit Coin celebrates its subject matter in over thirty-two ounces of pure silver, featuring intricate engravings and exquisite decorative touches. It ships in elegant, official mint packaging along with a mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s obverse side features China’s national emblem surrounded by a decorative border that bears inscriptions to reflect the year of issue and the name “People’s Republic of China” in Mandarin Chinese.
The reverse side features a Rabbit set against the backdrop of a full moon and the stylized swirls of decorative clouds, reflecting the legends of the Jade Rabbit tied to the zodiac sign. This is accompanied by inscriptions that read “Gui Mao” and “300 Yuan.”
Learn more about silver for sale when you contact the team at JM Bullion. Phone us at 800-276-6508, send us an e-mail inquiry, or chat with us live online.