Platinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Rwanda - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit, Coin from Rwanda
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit

The Rwandan Franc was introduced as the currency of Rwanda in 1964. Apart from its regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the platinum ounce (1 oz platinum) format, denominated usually as 100 Francs. Like any bullion coin though, their actual value is unrelated to the face value, and is based primarily on the metal content and the spot price of that metal on the commodities markets.

This coin is part of the Rwandan Lunar Ounce series dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac, and marks the 2023 Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023 - 9 February 2024).

The rabbit (兔) is the fourth in the twelve-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rabbit is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 卯.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage88
Obverse
Rwanda / Platinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Rwanda. At its centre is a traditional basket, surrounded by the central tribal devices: a stem of sorghum on the left, and a branch of a coffee tree on the right, surmounted on a cog wheel with the sun with its rays above. These are protected by two typical Rwandan shields, one on the right and one on the left. The design is encircled by a rope, tied below in a square knot.

On a ribbon above, REPUBULIKA Y'U RWANDA (Republic of Rwanda); on a ribbon below, the motto UBUMWE · UMURIMO · GUKUNDA IGIHUGU (Unity, Work, Patriotism in Kinyarwanda - the official Rwandan language).

Around above, the name of the issuing authority: BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA (National Bank of Rwanda; in French: Banque Nationale du Rwanda; abbreviated as BNR).

Around below, the face value AMAFARANGA 100 IJANA (100 FRW - one hundred Rwandan Francs).

Obverse Inscription BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA AMAFARANGA 100 IJANA
Reverse
Rwanda / Platinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a rabbit, in a "stained glass" mosaic style common to all coins in the series.

Inscribed within an octagon above, the Chinese character for rabbit: . Above the rabbit and on the left, YEAR OF THE RABBIT.

Around left, the name of the coin series: LUNAR OUNCE.

Around above right, the date of issue 2023. Around below right, facing outward, the precious metal content: 1 oz FINE PLATINUM 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% platinum).

Reverse Inscription 兔 YEAR OF THE RABBIT LUNAR OUNCE 2023 1 oz FINE PLATINUM 999
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in plastic capsule and leatherette pouch, with a Certificate of Authenticity branded with BNR (National Bank of Rwanda).

See also

Coins in the Rwandan Lunar Ounce series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rooster, 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Dog, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Dog, 2018
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Pig, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Pig, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rat, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rat, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Ox, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Ox, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Ox, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Tiger, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Tiger, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Tiger, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit, 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit, 2023

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Platinum Ounce 2023 Lunar Ounce - Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryRwanda
CurrencyRwandan Franc
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
SymbolCoat of Arms of Rwanda
Face Value50 (x Franc)
Total Mintage88
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Platinum
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-XKGD-ONZB
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