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1999 Australian Lunar Rabbit 1/4 oz Gold Coin Series I

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Discover the Lunar Series by Perth Mint, a captivating collection honoring the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year, a new design celebrates the animal sign of that year. Now available at Provident Metals are the 1999 Australian Lunar Rabbit 1/4 oz Gold Coins.


  • Securely housed in individual capsules!
  • Represents the 4th coin in the Lunar Series I collection!
  • Limited final mintage of only 5,893 coins!
  • Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Backed by the Australian government with a face value of $25 (AUD).
  • Features Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
  • Depicts a seated rabbit on the reverse.

These 1999 Australian Lunar Rabbit 1/4 oz Gold Coins come individually encapsulated for safekeeping. Notably, the design of the 1999 release differs from subsequent Lunar Series II and Lunar Series III coins.


On the obverse of 1999 Australian Lunar Rabbit Gold Coins, Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin in right-profile relief, adorned with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This portrayal of Her Majesty was crafted by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. Inscriptions read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 25 DOLLARS.


The reverse of the 1999 Lunar Rabbit 1/4 oz Gold Coin showcases a rabbit seated on its hind legs, set against a backdrop of grass. Perth Mint’s Lunar Series signature style presents a single animal on gold coins, contrasting with silver coins featuring two of the same animal. The inscriptions read 1999, 1/4 OZ 9999 GOLD, and the Chinese emblem for the rabbit.


The Rabbit holds significant cultural importance in Chinese traditions and folklore. It appears in various legends, stories, and artwork throughout Chinese history. For example, the Moon Rabbit is a popular figure in Chinese mythology, often associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival. Additionally, the Rabbit is sometimes depicted as one of the guardians of the celestial palace in Chinese folklore.


For inquiries or assistance with your gold purchase, reach out to Provident Metals at 1-800-313-3315. Our team is available to chat online or assist via email.

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Product Details

Year 1999
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity 0.9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2 mm
Diameter 20.1 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 25 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series 1
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,893
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 0.25 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4067267