Since 2014, The Royal Mint has issued a stunning new lunar design featuring one of the twelve animals on the Chinese calendar. The 2023 lunar animal is the rabbit, which just so happens to be the luckiest of the twelve. The mint has fashioned a splendid design for the occasion that is enhanced by proof visuals across a 5 oz silver canvas. Today, 2023 5 oz Proof British Silver Year of the Rabbit Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Includes a display box and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Stunning addition to the Shengxiao Lunar Collection!
- Limited mintage of just 218 silver coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 10 Pounds backed by the British government.
- The obverse field depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side of the coin is a lunar rabbit design.
- Proof strike.
The Chinese Lunar Year usually occurs from late January to mid-February of the following year. The arrival of the new year is a cause for festivities and celebration while also ushering in the next lunar animal. In 2023, that animal is the rabbit, which is considered the luckiest of the twelve animals in the lunar cycle. The rabbit is said to be gracious, kind, and intelligent. If you were born in a rabbit year, some say that you too could possess these qualities.
Each 2023 5 oz British Silver Year of the Rabbit Coin in this online JM Bullion listing is considered a proof strike. As such, you will note that the fields have a mirrored quality, while the raised devices appear frosted. These coins will arrive in their original mint packaging, which consists of a handsome presentation case along with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Royal Mint.
On the obverse of 2023 Proof British Silver Year of the Rabbit Coins, you’ll find a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This design was completed by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint in 2015. At the time he was only 33, making him the youngest engraver to ever have a portrait accepted for coinage by the mint. The obverse includes inscriptions along the rim reading Elizabeth II, D G REG F D, 10 Pounds.
The reverse of 2023 5 oz Proof Silver Year of the Rabbit Coins features a lunar rabbit design. In this lovely image by Louie Maryon, the rabbit faces right and is surrounded by autumn leaves fluttering through the air. Other details include the rabbit zodiac symbol and inscriptions reading Year of the Rabbit 2023.
Please contact JM Bullion with any questions about these 5 oz silver coins. Our team is available to you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.