The Lunar Series III coins are annually available in gold, silver, and platinum, with proof options limited to the gold and silver collections. Each year, the gold and silver coins showcase distinct images of new animals, while the platinum coins feature the same design as the gold coins.
These particular 2023 1/4 oz Proof Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coins are packaged in plastic capsules. The coin and capsule are presented in a box, accompanied by an outer shipper that displays a stenciled representation of the rabbit from the Great Race. Each coin is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and proof visuals, exhibiting frosted designs and mirrored fields.
On the obverse side of the 2023 Proof Australian Gold Lunar Rabbit Coins, you will discover a portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. Depicted in right-profile relief, Her Majesty is showcased at the age of 89, wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. This coin represents one of the final pieces to feature the effigy of Her Majesty, following the recent passing of the record-breaking monarch.
As for the reverse side of the 2023 1/4 oz Proof Gold Lunar Rabbit, it displays a lively rabbit. With a playful spirit, the rabbit leaps joyfully through the grass in a design crafted by Ing Ing Jong. Ms. Jong, a coin designer at the Perth Mint since 2011, first introduced a Lunar Series design in 2013 for the Year of the Snake in the Lunar Series II program.