Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit

The Australian one kilo silver piece (abbreviated as 1 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") 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 coin is part of the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II by the Perth Mint and is dedicated to the 2011 Year of the Rabbit by the Chinese Lunar calendar.

The Mint says about it:
"In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Rabbit - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 - are regarded as intelligent, articulate, compassionate and loyal."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1KG 999 SILVER" means "one kilogram of 99.9% silver".

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts an adult rabbit and a young rabbit set against a background of foliage and a tree with creepers entwined in its branches.

To the right, the Chinese symbol for rabbit: . Around below, Year of the Rabbit.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is to the left.

Reverse Inscription 兔 Year of the Rabbit
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content: 32.151 Troy ounces.
Perth Mint Item ID: 2S1116AAAA.
Finish: proof.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit: Known varieties
Variety Gemstone Edition
Images Australia / Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit / Gemstone Edition - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 5,000
Details

The adult rabbit's eye is inset with an emerald.

Perth Mint Item ID: 2S1106ABAA. Issue price: A$1,750.00

All (17) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Koala 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.600 mm
Thickness14.600 mm
Mass1,001.002 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-QJLD-EYPL
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Australian Lunar Series II 2011 Year of the Rabbit Gemstone Edition
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