Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Twenty-five Pounds (£25).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with other denominations with the same reverse designs.

The 2023 Year of the Rabbit coins are part of the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection - a coin series dedicated to the Chinese Lunar calendar.

The mint says:
"Marking the start of a Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is now celebrated in cities all over the world. Bringing friends and family together in colourful celebration, the festivities are closely linked to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The year 2023 is associated with the rabbit - a highly symbolic creature in Chinese folklore and tradition. Cautious and considerate, the rabbit represents humility, elegance and kindness, and many believe that those born under this zodiac sign possess these traits. The tenth release in The Shēngxiào Collection - our series celebrating the lunar calendar - is the Year of the Rabbit 2023 UK Coin, which is available in a range of limited-edition gold and silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition. Featuring a design by the artist Louie Maryon that captures the rabbit’s characteristic qualities, the result is a beautiful fusion of British and Chinese culture."

The range was released on 8 September 2022, in advance of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit (22 January 2023 to 9 February 2024).

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 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 worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a rabbit at the edge of a creek, with grass and falling leaves in the background. Above it, the Chinese character for rabbit, .

Around above, the inscription YEAR OF THE RABBIT · 2023.

On the ground below left, the designer's initials LM (for Louie Maryon).

Reverse Inscription YEAR OF THE RABBIT · 2023 兔
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Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box with a traditional red shipper.
Limited Edition: 388. Maximum Coin Mintage: 398.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK23LRQO
Date of issue: 8 September 2022
Issue price: £700.00

See also

Coins issued by the Royal Mint to mark the Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023 include:
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, Year of the Rabbit 2023

Showing 30 from a total of 130 coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Griffin of Edward III, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip 760 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof 1,075 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures 510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Charity and Patronage 510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther 1,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Proof 1,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Vera Lynn 410 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof 760 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit398
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerLouie Maryon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZYAZ-OMPX
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