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

Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit

The Australian two ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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 two-ounce silver coin with a face value of $2 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 Mintage2,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 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 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "2 oz 9999 Ag" means "two troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Two Ounces 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): 2.000
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic capsule.
Perth Mint SKU: 3S2306CAAX
Date of issue: 27 September 2022 (proof), 17 October 2022 (bullion).
Issue price: AU$ 81.58

For additional peace of mind, this 2oz 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.

Bullion mintage is unlimited; proofs are limited to 2,000.

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 (and are dated) during the reign of King Charles III.

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 Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,000 (included in total). Mintage limit: 2,000
In Set Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit Silver Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage unknown
3 coins: Silver Two Ounces ($2), Year of the Rabbit 2023, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Rabbit 2023, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Rabbit 2023
All (69) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 84,782 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 35,329 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 3,290 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 39,603 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 45,308 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,480 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 78,424 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2002 Australian Kookaburra 15,696 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 999 SILVER 2011 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2017 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 End of WWI 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Two Dragons 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Double Dragon 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Koi Fish 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coloured 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Surfboard 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Dragon and Phoenix 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Voyage of Discovery - Endeavour 1,770 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wildlife unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 1,945 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox - ANDA Special 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Great Barrier Reef unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Florin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Golden Eagle Nugget 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Double Pixiu 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Christmas Wonderland 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2021 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Australian Wildlife unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Jingle Bell 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Australian Kangaroo 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Mother and Baby Dingo 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Australian Brumby 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 2 DOLLARS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Dragon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Phoenix 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Black Swan Maali 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Ouroboros 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2 DOLLARS 2022 2oz 9999 Ag
Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2 DOLLARS
Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Antique 1,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2023 2 DOLLARS
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Silver Two Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.800 mm
Thickness4.800 mm
Mass62.213 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-KRRB-OMNY
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