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RABBIT PAW PRINT Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin 2$ Pitcairn Islands 2011


The Rabbit, or Hare as referred to in Chinese mythology, is the emblem of longevity and is said to derive their essence from the Moon. This particular coin celebrates the Year of the Rabbit which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012, according to the Chinese Lunar-Zodiac. The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and is legal tender of the Government of Pitcairn Islands.

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In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Rabbit - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 - are regarded as intelligent, articulate, compassionate, and loyal.

Chinese Lunar-Zodiac coins are very popular in China and throughout the world. According to the Chinese Lunar-Zodiac, the Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit--which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is considered a lucky sign. Rabbits are private individuals and a bit introverted. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good teachers, counselors and communicators, and make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.

  • CountryPitcairn Islands
  • Year2011
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)15.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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On coin obverse a colour printed image of a Rabbit in the snow within a northern Europe winter scene. This image signifies determination (ability to survive in the harsh winter climate), a character trait of people born under Year of the Rabbit. The engraved Chinese symbol for year of the rabbit signifies an earthly branch.
On the obverse the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II sovereign of the commonwealth of the Pitcairn Islands.