Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint

The Australian one-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1 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 one-ounce gold coin with a face value of $100 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023 - 9 February 2024).

The Mint says about it:
First issued in 1996 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series portrays the 12 animals of the ancient lunar zodiac. Annual designs featuring the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig are depicted in sequence according to the position they finished in the emperor’s Great Race.

In fourth position was the rabbit, which is said to bestow intelligence, creativity, vigilance, and compassion on those born under its influence in 2023 and every 12th preceding year.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 Au" means "one troy ounce of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from the Latin word for gold, Aurum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a rabbit leaping among grasses with feathery plumes.

Above left, the Chinese character for "rabbit": , below which, RABBIT and 2023.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are at the tip of a grass ear on the left.

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 兔 RABBIT 2023
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Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint SKU: 3S2305DAAX
Date of issue: 27 September 2022 (proof), 17 October 2022 (bullion).
Issue price: AU$ 2,744.83

For additional peace of mind, this 1oz coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.

Mintage limited to 30,000 bullion coins and 2,500 proofs.

The series had been announced earlier, but its release was delayed until 27 September 2022 due to a period of mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II; her effigy is on the coins even though they were issued when King Charles III was already on the throne.

See also

Year of the Rabbit 2023 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce Bullion ($100), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces Bullion ($1,000), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces Bullion ($200), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Ounce Bullion ($100) with proof version, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Ounce Proof High Relief ($100), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce Bullion ($50), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce Bullion ($25) with proof version, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce Bullion ($15) with proof version, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce Bullion ($5), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos Bullion ($300), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Kilo Bullion ($30), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces Bullion ($8), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces Proof High Relief ($8), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces Bullion ($2) with proof version, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces Antique ($2), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Ounce Bullion ($1) with proof and coloured proof versions, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Ounce Proof High Relief ($1), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce Bullion (50 Cents) with proof version, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce Coloured (25 Cents), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Rabbit 2023 PNC
- Tuvalu, Gold Fifth-Ounce, Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Gold Fifth-Ounce, Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Gold Fifth-Ounce, Year of the Rabbit 2023 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Ounce Antique ($1) with Rotating Charm, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce Coloured (50 cents), Baby Rabbit

Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500. Mintage limit: 2,500
Details

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin comes in classic display case featuring a clear magnetic lid adorned with a geometric design. The case is housed in an illustrated shipper portraying the final stage of the race, during which the rabbit called upon its resourcefulness to successfully cross a river. Each shipper in the series can be arrayed together to form a diorama depicting the exploits of all 12 auspicious animals.

Perth Mint SKU: 3S2315DAAA. Issue price: AU$ 3,995.00

Variety Coloured Proof
Images Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Australia / Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 188
Details

Issue date: January 2023. Perth Mint SKU: 3S2315DDAA. Issue price: AU$ 3,999.00.

Showing 26 from a total of 126 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Koala, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Brumby 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms - New South Wales 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 OUNCE .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Wildflowers of Australia - Waratah 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 1 oz .9999 Au
Gold Ounce 2022 Desert Scorpion 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon, Proof 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Super Pit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2022 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Great Barrier Reef 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Dusky Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 African Elephant 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Little Hero Nugget 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2022 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce Year of the Rabbit, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Australian Box Jellyfish 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
Mintage Limit32,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-LXPV-ONXQ
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Australian Lunar Series III Year of the Rabbit 2023 1oz Gold Bullion Coin
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Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Gold Proof Coin
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Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Gold Proof Coin
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2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Gold Proof Coloured Coin
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