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Canada 2011 Year of the Rabbit Chinese Lunar Zodiac $150 Gold Proof with Hologram

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Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with this low mintage, 18-karat gold proof, enhanced with a shimmering hologram!

Sold out at the Mint!The year 2011 is ruled by the sign of the Rabbit. The Rabbit personality is most likely to find true happiness. The Rabbit loves beautiful things. One can always count on the gracious Rabbit for good manners, kindness and sound counsel. He or she leads a tranquil existence and will do anything to avoid conflict. Don’t be fooled by the Rabbit’s soft and vulnerable exterior, however. This determined creature is actually quite strong and resilient. The Rabbit knows what it wants, and knows how to get it! This fuzzy bunny is made all the more desirable by the Royal Canadian Mint's new hologram rabbit coin, dramatically rendered dramatically rendered by Canadian-Chinese artist Harvey Chan in proof-finish gold!

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Peter Cottontail rabbit hopping fuzzy bunny jumping!The Year of the Rabbit - Most Cuddly!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2011 we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rabbit (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011) are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are sociable, amiable, and artistic, and are often shy, soft-spoken and cautious. They are often noted for their elegance and good taste. Rabbits can be moody, superficial and self-centered, as well.

This is the twelfth and final annual release in the Lunar Zodiac $150 Gold Hologram Proofs series from Canada!


Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary hologram technology, in which the hologram is actually minted on the coin. The picture of the zodiac animal shimmers and scintillates as you tilt the coin from side to side, resulting in a wondrous rainbow of colors that make the image come alive. The exquisite beauty of the hologram as it plays on the gold surface of the coin must truly be seen firsthand to be appreciated!

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2011 Year of the Rabbit Gold Hologram in box
Obverse

A Oriental-style long-eared rabbit looks over  his shoulder at a scrumptious carrot. This superb design is the work of noted Chinese-Canadian artist Harvey Chan, whose monogram initials appear above the rabbit. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the design.

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Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, gold satin, clamshell-style presentation case, and protected by a gold outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2011
   
Face Value 150 Dollars
Weight 11.84 g
Diameter 28.00 mm
Mintage Limit     4,888
   
Finish Proof with Hologram
Composition .750 Fine (18-Karat) Gold
alloyed with .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Harvey Chan
Certificate Individually Numbered

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