Australian Lunar Series III

The Perth Mint is proud to release the fourth annual issue from the 12-year Australian Lunar Coin Series III. Inspired by the legend of the ancient lunar calendar and celebrating the 2023 Year of the Rabbit, these extremely limited proof quality coins are available now.

2023 – The Year of the Rabbit

People born under the sign of the rabbit are said to be blessed with intelligence, creativity, vigilance, and gentleness. They are meticulous and, as a result, have excellent taste, particularly for the finer things in life.

Rabbits are also considered to be especially lucky when it comes to finances. 

Year of the Rabbit coin

Discover the design progress

“I chose to illustrate a rabbit couple harvesting berries. This depicts the auspicious arrival of spring and that transition between scarcity and abundance.”

- Ing Ing Jong, designer at The Perth Mint

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Ing Ing is no stranger to the lunar rabbit theme. “I grew up with rabbits, so I am very familiar with their nature. I wanted to show their strength and speed, but also their gentleness,” she says. “In silver, I chose to illustrate the rabbits in spring, symbolising the transition from scarcity to abundance. In gold, I posed the rabbit so its joyful leap matches the elegant curve of the coins.”

A coin crafted to own the tradition and continue the story.​

A coin crafted to collect.

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Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

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Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit 14oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Lunar Series III 2023 Year of the Rabbit 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Lunar Series III - Year of the Rabbit coins

The Great Race

Own the tradition. Continue the story...

MouseThe Mouse

Races aren’t the only thing mice win. Those born in the Year of the Mouse are said to possess enterprising spirits and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goals. They are smart, adaptable and curious by nature. No wonder they lead the zodiac pack.

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

CowThe Ox

It’s no accident that the industrious oxen are known as hard workers. Chances are, if you are patient, dependable, strong and determined, you were born in the Year of the Ox. 

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

TigerThe Tiger

Brave, competitive, impulsive and affectionate. These are all traits people born in the Year of the Tiger possess. Every bit the ‘king of the jungle’, tigers are always prepared to take risks, and with good reason – they always land on their feet.

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

RabbitThe Rabbit

With its uncanny gift for choosing the best option, the rabbit has been held as an emblem of luck for centuries. Those born under this sign are said to be creative, vigilant and compassionate.

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

imagevlmgThe Dragon

The dragon is the most revered and powerful creature in the Chinese zodiac. It’s easy to see why when they can control the weather and soar through the skies. Instinctive bravery, persistence and intelligence combine to make those born in the Year of the Dragon ambitious, successful and charismatic.

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

image5v7luThe Snake

A symbol of wisdom in Chinese culture, snakes are said to bring good luck and prosperity. People born in the Year of the Snake are analytical, independent and charming – which is why they are known to make such great leaders. 

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

The Horseimageuoulr

People born in the Year of the Horse are active, energetic and love to be part of the crowd. Always the life of the party, horses’ geniality earns them the admiration of friends and partners alike.

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

GoatThe Goat

Calm, artistic and resilient. If you’re nodding in agreement, you could be born under the goat’s influence. Very empathetic and naturally creative, goats appreciate beauty in all its forms and have a tendency to be introspective.

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

The Monkeyimageprjca

Those born in the Year of the Monkey are intelligent, quick witted and adventurous – no surprises there! It’s these character traits that make monkeys hungry for knowledge and eager to seek out new experiences. 

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

RoosterThe Rooster

Surprisingly, not all those born in the Year of the Rooster love early mornings. They do, however, enjoy social gatherings and take great pride in their appearance. Roosters are also said to be stable and disciplined.

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 

The DogDog

Dogs are known for being loyal companions – and it’s no different for those born under the dog’s ‘rule’. Trustworthy and observant, dogs are honest, friendly and understanding, making them wonderful friends to have by your side.

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

imagelmvfwjThe Pig

In Chinese culture pigs are considered easy going and intellectual. People born in the Year of the Pig generally have a thirst for knowledge, are fiercely loyal to those close to them and are among the most selfless in the zodiac.

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

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