The world leaders in precious metal minting, Australia’s Perth Mint is relentless in its ambition to create new, exciting numismatic presentations – as exemplified by this sensational new Year of the Rabbit $1 Silver Proof collection!
Highlighted by a superb new style of presentation case, allowing easier display and greater enjoyment of your new acquisition, this innovative new legal tender release comprises four 47.60mm x 27.60mm rectangular landscape coins – each crafted from 1oz of pure .999 silver. Individually brilliant, with the Mint’s expert application of full-colour creating a highly distinctive look for each, the four coins are united by an interlinked design – a fascinating twist to the collection that can be fully appreciated as a result of the elegant new display case.
A collector presentation of great prestige, this unique celebration of the Year of the Rabbit is as exclusive as it is eye-catching. With just 3,000 to be issued worldwide, and with this groundbreaking collection packed with so many captivating characteristics, a rapid-fire sell-out is entirely foreseeable.
Indeed, with this set of such obvious international appeal, Downies has been able to secure only a tiny allocation from the exclusive mintage. Don’t miss this chance!
- An exclusive tribute to the Year of the Rabbit – worldwide mintage just 3,000 collections!
- Comprises four rectangular coins – each crafted to the pinnacle of Proof quality from a troy ounce of .999 fine silver
- Struck by the Perth Mint as official Cook Islands legal tender – Queen Elizabeth II depicted on each obverse
- Beautifully enhanced with a unique full-colour design, each coin measures 47.60mm x 27.60mm
- Housed within a new type of presentation case, created to enable the easy, attractive display of all four coins
- Complete with an individually serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The Chinese Lunar Calendar!
The longest chronological record in history, the Chinese Lunar Calendar was, according to traditional belief, established by Emperor Huang Ti in 2600 BC.
Despite its name, the Chinese Calendar is lunisolar, being based on the positions of the Sun and the Moon. Reflecting the calendar’s cyclical nature, as opposed to the linear concept of time embodied in the western Gregorian Calendar, the dating of the years in the Chinese Lunar Calendar sees the employment of animal signs. Each year in the 12-year cycle is linked to a particular animal, with the Chinese believing that the animal ruling the year in which a person was born has a profound influence on the personality of that person.
Although China adopted the Gregorian Calendar in 1911, the Lunar Calendar is still used in many Asian countries for key festive occasions. The most important of these festivals is Chinese New Year, which in 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, falls on 3 February.
Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Pig: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959
Dog: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
Rooster: 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957
Monkey: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956
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