Released in 2011 by the Royal Australian Mint these coins celebrate the Chinese Lunar Cycle or zodiac.
The coin is beautifully presented on a sealed card with a red envelope bearing the Chinese text for this lunar cycle.
The "Year of the Rabbit" is held to be a very peaceful year and is very much welcomed after the fierce and unforgiving "Year of the Tiger".
They make for a wonderful gift as the presentation is done so nicely. Please view the pictures.
The Year Of The Rabbit:
The Rabbit (also translated as Hare) is the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Year of theRabbit is associated with the earthly branch . In the related Vietnamese zodiac, the cat takes the place of the rabbit.The Chinese symbol for the Rabbit sounds like (mão, m?u, méo, m?o, m?o); the word “mèo” is cat in Vietnamese. Therefore, cat was translated from Chinese to Vietnamese as fourth zodiac sign instead of Rabbit.
Hare (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only