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2023 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Rabbit Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

2023 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Rabbit Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)


 
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2023 Canada $100 Lunar Year of the Rabbit Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)

The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's $100 Pure Gold Lunar Year series! The noble Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, abundance and prosperity. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, creative, sociable and peaceful; yet, behind that gentle smile lies great strength and a readiness to take swift action. The Rabbit is known for its attention to detail, and in a year associated with the Water element, it has the added ability to adapt to different situations in order to obtain the best possible outcome.

Years of the Rabbit: According to the Chinese zodiac, you’re a Rabbit if you were born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023.

The legend of the Jade (Moon) Rabbit: If you look up at the full moon, some of the shadows on the surface seem to form the outline of a rabbit with a mortar and pestle. There are a few different versions of the legend of the Jade or Moon Rabbit (also known as the Gold Rabbit), but according to one story, the rabbit was rewarded with immortality after it selflessly offered itself as food. The Jade Rabbit is said to live in Moon Palace with Chang’e, the goddess of the moon, whose origin story is associated with the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. The Jade Rabbit is often portrayed pounding the elixir of life while standing under a cinnamon (cassia) tree, which is thought to symbolize abundance and perpetual growth.

Inspired by the Chinese legend of the Jade Rabbit, the reverse design by artist Aries Cheung celebrates the Year of the Rabbit by showing the zodiac animal in a composed stance. Water is the dominant element in 2023 and it is represented by windmill-like wave patterns—the “wind” and “water” that is feng shui, which helps bring about more health and prosperity. In addition to these waves, wing-like motifs adorn the Rabbit’s ears and shoulders. Flowering plants and cinnamon leaves appear on one side of the Rabbit, while Moon Palace—the residence of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon—appears on the other side, where it is surrounded by auspicious cloud patterns. The reverse includes the word “CANADA”, the Chinese character for “Rabbit”, the year “2023” and the face value, “100 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 203841
Mintage: 1,888
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight: 15.43 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $15
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Lily Kao (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• Second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's $100 Pure Gold Lunar Series! Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit (2023) with the second coin in an annual series that honours the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
• Your lucky rabbit! This charming keepsake is a great addition to your collection and the perfect way to honour a friend or loved one born in the Year of the Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023.
• A Golden Keepsake! A magnificent addition to any Lunar New Year or gold-themed collection, this coin is also the ideal piece to mark a major milestone this year, whether it’s a graduation, wedding or the arrival of a new family member born between January 22, 2023 and February 9, 2024.
• Exclusive mintage! A highly collectible coin, only 1,888 have been minted and are available to collectors worldwide.
• Luxurious packaging! The coin is encapsulated and elegantly presented in a luxurious red lacquered wooden case with a red beauty box, evoking the Chinese New Year custom of gifting “lucky money” in a red envelope.

Packaging:
For an elegant presentation, the Lunar Year of the Rabbit coin is housed in a red lacquered wood case with a red outer box, evoking the Chinese New Year custom of gifting “lucky money” in a red envelope.

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