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2023 $1 Year of the Rabbit Al/Br Uncirculated Two Coin Set

2023 $1 Year of the Rabbit Al/Br Uncirculated Two Coin Set

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2023 $1 Lunar Year of the Rabbit - Al/Br Uncirculated Two Coin Set.

To celebrate the Lunar Year of the Tiger, the Royal Australian Mint has released this 2023 $1 Uncirculated Two-Coin Set featuring the decent and elegant Rabbit and the Lunar calendar wheel. The set is designed to appeal to collectors or those seeking an auspicious and traditional gift for Lunar New Year.The Rabbit is the fourth of the twelve signs in the Chinese Zodiac. According to  legend, the Jade Emperor announced a Great Race to establish the order of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

At the end of the race the animals had to cross a fast-flowing river to take place in the Zodiac.

The moon goddess Chang'e has a rabbit as her pet, with the belief that it is the only creature amiable enough to match the goddess' noble beauty.

It is also believed that the Rabbit is the incarnation of the moon goddess herself and is always a symbol of pureness and auspiciousness.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be noble, elegant and lovely. Famous Rabbits include Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein, actors Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt, sportsman Tiger Woods and David Beckham and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson and astronaut Andy Thomas.This set features two coins.The first coin features the elegant and lovely Rabbit.The second coin features the lunar calendar wheel, rotating so that this Year of the Rabbit takes pride of place.Each coin is packaged in a red and gold presentation card.Each coin's obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark.

Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

Denomination :        2 x $1 Coins

Quality :                  Uncirculated

Metal :                    Aluminium Bronze

Weight :                  9.00 gms

Diameter :              25.00 mm

Mintage :                30,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging.

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