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RABBIT Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin 20 Patacas Macau 2011


Applauded for its unconventional presentation, the new series (2008-2019) of commemorative Lunar coins presents the Chinese Almanac animals with a modern touch on the obverse.

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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.

The 2011 issue features a gentle Rabbit alongside plum blossoms with alluring colours. The plum blossoms being one of the most beloved flowers in China, have been depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. Plum blossoms bloom most vibrantly amidst the winter snow after most other plants have shed their leaves, and before other flowers appear. They are thus seen as an example of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Dom Pedro V Theatre was built in 1860 by local Portuguese to commemorate their reigning king, Peter V. In 1873, the main façade of the building was renovated adopting a more neo-classical touch, including pilasters and a pediment on the main façade.
The theatre was left unused for almost twenty years because of termite problems but resumed operations after extensive restoration work carried out in 1993.
Dom Pedro V Theatre, located on St. Augustine’s Square in Macau is one of the first western-style theatres in China. The style is neo-classical in essence. The theatre is an important landmark in the region and remains a venue for important public events and celebrations today.

  • CountryMacau
  • Year2011
  • Face Value20 Patacas
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The 2011 issue features a gentle Rabbit alongside plum blossoms with alluring colours. On the reverse, a different design is depicted each year to best represent Macao - the 12 selected heritage sites of Macao. These 12 selected heritage sites are inscribed in the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Each site vividly epitomises the glorious culture and rich heritage of Macao in its own unique way.