Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2023 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 one-kilogram silver coin with a face value of $30 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 Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit - 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 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 KILO 9999 Ag" means "one kilogram of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays an alert rabbit with its ears erect, and another rabbit stretching towards a budding branch.

Above right, 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 base of the branch above right.

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

Reverse Inscription 兔 RABBIT 2023
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic capsule.
Date of issue: October 2022.

The series had been announced earlier, but its release was delayed until 27 September 2022 (only the proof versions initially) 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

Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Known varieties
Variety Gold Privy Mark
Images Australia / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit / Gold Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit / Gold Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 388. Mintage limit: 388
Details

1 gram (0.032 AGW) pure gold privy mark on the reverse; the figures of the rabbits are coloured. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin comes in a classic display case with a clear lid, and an illustrated shipper. When aligned with shippers from other coins in Series III, the resulting diorama depicts all 12 animals participating in The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar.

Perth Mint SKU: 3S2306ABAA. Issue price: AU$ 2,395.00.

All (53) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 47,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 13,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 32,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,721 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 8,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2000 Sydney Olympics 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2010 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2012 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2013 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Lest We Forget unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 9999 Ag 2017 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Kookaburra 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 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KG 9999 Ag 2019 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2023 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.900 mm
Thickness14.500 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BBJA-OJZN
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