In the cycle of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Rabbit comes fourth: explained in myth by the swift Rabbit of placing fourth in a precedence-setting footrace set by the ruler of Heaven, the Jade Emperor. Rabbit reached the finish line before everyone else, grew overconfident, and fell asleep, a lesson from which they learned and became a symbol of friendship, companionship, and justice. Those born under the sign are generally thought to manifest those same interests and to bring positive energy to their interactions with others, and Macau celebrates them with the 2023 Proof Macau Lunar Rabbit 1 oz Silver Coin.
The 2023 Proof Macau Lunar Rabbit Silver Coin features the mirror-bright backdrop of a proof-quality coin. It ships fully insured against any possibility of loss or damage, arriving in customized box packaging inside a secure acrylic capsule along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s obverse features a colorful pink Rabbit, surrounded by engravings of leafy underbrush and comprised of Portuguese-inspired tiles decorated with geometric patterns. This is accompanied in English, Mandarin, and Portuguese by the inscriptions “MACAU, CHINA,” “20 PATACAS,” and “2023.”
The reverse side showcases the mixed heritage of Macau with a high-relief engraving of its old city walls, showcasing the signature blend of Chinese of Portuguese architecture. This is accompanied by the inscription “OLD CITY WALLS” in English, Mandarin, and Portuguese at the rim, along with a verification of the coin’s silver contents.
The coastal islands of Macau were not home to a major settlement until the 16th century when the area was ceded to the Portuguese by the Ming Dynasty for purposes of establishing a trading port. The outpost grew swiftly into a bustling city, eventually became an outright colony, and was returned to Chinese rule to become a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic. It is widely known as the “Las Vegas of the East” where multitudes come each year to try their luck and is the most densely-populated dozen square miles in the world. Macau’s unique fusion of Portuguese and Chinese culture, art, architecture, and cuisine is a celebratory focus of this pure silver collectible.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||The Singapore Mint|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|