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1/4oz Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023 Gold Coin

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Introduction

Tavex is proud to present the 1/4oz Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023 Gold Coin. This coin is part of Perth Mint’s praised chronological gold bullion collection, the Australian Lunar Series III. Each coin in the series is only minted once every twelve years in accordance with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

The Australian Lunar Rabbit is an excellent addition to any collection and a precious and beautiful gift for anyone born in the year of 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963 and 1951.

The Year of the Rabbit gold coin contains 99.99% pure gold and is produced with a special minting technique that ensures the coin is in proof-like condition, meaning it has exceptionally shiny and mat surfaces coupled with the richest of detail.

This gold bullion coin is suitable for collectors with a sophisticated sense of beauty, as well as for those who want to give their loved ones something memorable and special to celebrate their best qualities.

Why Buy

  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are money. The Gold Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1996 and every gold coin in the series, including the Year of the Rabbit, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins come around every 12 years. The rabbit is issued in 1999, 2011 and 2023, and 12 years continuously prior to those years.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the rabbit are generally perceived to be stylish, good looking, compassionate and sensitive, and in need of a supportive circle of family and friends.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure 24 karat gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are made in proof condition. As these coins are minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it gives them an edge in the bullion market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the rabbit that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Gold Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 18 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Rabbit gold coin is recognised throughout the world by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    £462.08
  • Buyback price
    £393.53
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    £68.55

Fact: gold price in GBP has risen 101.81% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was 672.86 GBP/oz and the highest 1,712.23 GBP/oz. Current world market price is 1,605.57 GBP/oz

Australian Lunar series III gold coins 

The first Australian Lunar gold coin series produced by The Perth Mint 1996-2007 became popular beyond expectation among investors and collectors. The design was based on the Chinese zodiac and annually updated design featured an animal on the reverse.  Towards the end of the first series the demand for second 12-year Lunar coin series became evident and bullion coins from the Australian Lunar Series II (2008-2019) represented a trusted and convenient means of investing in precious metals.

Thus, the release of the new, third series was a logical and expected sequel to Australia's most popular coin program and its first coin was issued in 2020. Backed by an Australian Government guarantee of weight and purity, each legal tender coin also provides an extremely cost-effective way to acquire precious metal.

According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river. Traditional storytellers say the magnanimous ox offered to carry the mouse across the water – and thus it was that on the opposite bank the diminutive creature was able to leap from the ox’s head and claim first place! The video of the race by the Perth Mint can be watched here https://youtu.be/iTKUz5u7r14

Legend has it that each zodiac animal influences the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. 

Mintage

The Perth Mint will produce no more than 30,000 1 oz gold coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first. No mintage limit applies to 1 Kilo, 10oz, 2oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz gold coins. Production will take place only one year, after which The Perth Mint will declare each coin’s official mintage. A maximum of 100 10 Kilo gold coins will be produced. However, production will take place only one year, after which the coin’s actual mintage will be declared. The final mintages of the Lunar series can be found here: http://www.perthmint.com/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx

Australian Lunar gold coins are based on the Chinese Lunar Zodiac

It is believed that the Chinese lunar calendar was created almost five millennia ago by primeval ruling dynasties. Originally, the calendar was based on the cycles of the moon, as it was much easier for the ancient astronomers to make the necessary calculation. But, as time passed, they noticed the disparity between the lunar year which consisted of twelve months, each month consisting of 29.5 days which totalled 354 days in a year, and the solar year, which numbered a total of 365.24 days, thus making the lunar year 11 days shorter than the earth’s yearly orbit around the sun. To better synchronise the lunar calendar with the sun, a leap month was added every two or three years similar to that of the modern solar calendar where nearly every 4 years on February 29 an extra leap day is added to align the earth’s revolution around the sun.

In contrast to most other calendars, the Chinese lunar calendar does not count years in an infinite sequence, but is instead composed of  a 12 year period that is repeated five times in order to get to a cycle that is equal to 60 years. Each year of the period consists of two components, a heavenly stem and a terrestrial branch. The heavenly stem consists of ten symbols, which were the names of the ten days in the week used by the ancient Chinese, while the terrestrial branch consists of 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac cycle. For the creation of one year, each stem is combined with every second terrestrial branch. Thus, when all possible combinations between the heavenly stems and terrestrial branches have been made, this being equal to 60, the final cycle is created and subsequently it starts over once again. This method of cyclical dating is believed to be among the longest continuous sequences of time measurement in history. China today uses the Gregorian calendar, a solar calendar, for all civil purposes, but the lunar calendar is still the main calendar used by various communities in China and East Asia to determine celebrity dates such as jubilees, weddings, the Chinese New Year and other festivities. 

The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is a world distinguished mint and precious metals refiner that is located in the City of Perth, in Western Australia. The Perth Mint was founded in 1896 by Britain’s Royal Mint in response to the newly discovered gold deposits in Western Australia. Perth Mint’s task was to refine gold ore from the mines and to strike sovereign gold coins from the refined bullion. Between 1899 and 1931 the Pert Mint produced  a considerable amount of gold sovereigns which were distributed in Australia  and throughout the British Empire to be used as circulating currency. British control over Perth Mint was relinquished in 1971 to the Government of Western Australia which then assumed ownership of  the  mint.  Today,  the  Perth  Mint  is  hailed  for  the exceptional  quality  of  its  world  class investment bullion coins like the Kookaburra and Koala silver coins, and the Lunar Series. The Perth Mint has been a member of the London Gold Market (predecessor of the LBMA) since 1934. The swan design, which is the Mint’s official assay stamp registered with the LBMA, is recognised internationally and was inspired by the Mint’s location in Perth, where the main river, the Swan, runs through the city. 

Product weight in grams
7.777
Gold weight in grams
7.776
Fineness
999.9
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.25
Diameter (mm)
20.6
Thickness
2.3
Face value description
25 dollars
Manufacturer
The Perth Mint, Australia

Obverse

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Reverse

The reverse displays a jumping rabbit.

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule at the Perth Mint. For bulk purchases, multiples of 20 are available in original factory packaging.

We understand the importance of ensuring that you receive your order in a safe and secure manner. That’s why each order goes through additional quality control, is carefully packaged in a protective box and discreetly labeled to guarantee the protection of your privacy. Additionally, we take extra steps for your peace of mind – every shipment is fully insured, so you don’t have to worry when ordering products online.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and experience, and we believe that one important aspect of the process is a safe and secure shipment process. If there are any issues with your shipment, such as damage or loss, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated customer support team is always available to help by phone 020 4541 4145 or tavex@tavexbullion.co.uk, and we will do everything in our power to sort out any problems and get your order to you in a timely and efficient manner.

After we dispatch your parcel, we will provide you with a tracking number so that you can track its progress and see exactly where it is at all times. This way, you can stay informed about the status of your order and know exactly when to expect it to arrive. Transparency is key to a great customer experience, and we are always here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Each order is discreetly packed and fully insured, so you can safely order products online – additionally, after dispatch, we will provide you with the package number, so you will be able to track its entire route.

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