Macau celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth year in the cycle of the classical Chinese Zodiac and its lunar calendar, with a gorgeous five-ounce silver bullion coin. Its design reflects Macau’s stature as one of the world’s most vibrant cultural regions, a blend of Portuguese and Chinese art, culture, and cuisine going back to its establishment as a Portuguese trading post in the 16th century. The small group of coastal islands is now the most densely-populated area in the world known to the modern world as the “Las Vegas of the East,” a globally-famous resort city whose signature blend of traditions is manifest on the 2023 5 oz Proof Macau Silver Lunar Rabbit Coin.
- Ships in an acrylic capsule inside an elegant case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2023!
- Limited mintage of only 3,000 coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- Face value of 100 Macanese Patacas (MOP) from Macau.
- Obverse features a colorized rabbit in Portuguese-inspired tiling patterns, with a decorative insert.
- Reverse features a high-relief engraving of the Old City Walls of Macau.
The Rabbit is traditionally associated with open and expansive personalities who have compassion and a devotion to justice for others, and people born under a Rabbit sign are generally expected to create a constructive atmosphere and bring positive energy to social interactions. In Chinese myth, the fourth Zodiac animal’s symbolism was associated with a hard lesson learned from a footrace where a formerly boastful and overconfident Rabbit was caught napping at the finish line and wound up fourth in the order of lunar precedence determined by the Jade Emperor.
The 2023 Proof Macau Silver Lunar Rabbit Coin comes inside a secure capsule in an elegant case, and JM Bullion tracks and fully insures each shipment. It showcases the mirror-like backgrounds of a proof-quality collectible and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s obverse side features a colorful pink Rabbit made up of detailed Portuguese-inspired tiles with geometric patterns and surrounded by engravings of lotus flowers. This is accompanied by a decorative stone insert and the inscriptions “MACAU, CHINA,” “100 PATACAS,” and “2023” in English and Mandarin.
The reverse side is dominated by a high-relief engraving of Macau’s old city walls with the inscription “OLD CITY WALLS” in English, Mandarin, and Portuguese, along with a verification of the coin’s silver content.
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