Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia - detailed information

The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This proof five-ounce gold coin with a face value of $500 was issued as part of the Lunar Series of coins to mark the 2023 Chinese Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023 to 9 February 2023).

The Mint says about it:
To celebrate 2023, the year of the Rabbit, the Royal Australian Mint has produced this 2023 $1 $500 5oz gold Proof Coin. Featuring the rabbit surrounded by plantain lilies - considered a lucky flower for people born in a Year of the Rabbit. Vigilant, witty, gentle and kind are characteristics of people with the rabbit as their zodiac sign. A stunning addition to any collection, or a beautiful gift for 2023.

Information about: Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia
MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50
Obverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 500 DOLLARS ·.

The effigy, legend and face value are in a small circle, surrounded by a decorative border.

Around the rim outside that circle, a "Lunar Calendar Wheel": the twelve animals of the Lunar Calendar walking counter-clockwise: rat, pig, dog, rooster, monkey, goat, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger and an ox; the rabbit is on top.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a rabbit surrounded by plantain lilies, enclosing a crescent-shaped clear space with the inscriptions.

Above left, the Chinese character for "rabbit" and, on four lines, the inscription YEAR OF THE RABBIT.

Below that, the precious metal content: 5 oz .9999 Au (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from the Latin "Aurum" and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

The designer's initials BS (for Bronwyn Scott) are on the left.

The face value and the date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 兔 YEAR OF THE RABBIT 1 oz .9999 Au
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in acrylic capsule packaged in mahogany presentation box within a bright red shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: 1 March 2023.
RAM Product Code: 11161.

The coins have the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, even though they were issued during the reign of King Charles III.

See also

Year of the Rabbit 2023 coins issued by the Royal Australian Mint include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof ($500), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion ($100), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof Domed ($100), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 kg Silver Proof ($30), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion ($1), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof Domed ($5), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver Rectangle ($1), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- $1, Aluminium Bronze, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- $1, Aluminium Bronze, Good Luck 2023
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Year of the Rabbit 2023

All (35) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Super Pit 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2022 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Super Pit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Mythical Creatures - Basilisk 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 5oz 9999 Au 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2024 Year of the Dragon 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2024 Australian Kangaroo 50 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerBronwyn Scott
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size59.8000 mm
Thickness5.9000 mm
Mass155.5330 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-MLQD-ODQG
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Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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