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.
Dont be fooled by the Rabbits 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 lotus-shaped rabbit coin, dramatically rendered by the fine engravers at the Mint in precious silver!
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 animals 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 second annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Lotus Proofs series from Canada.Three important changes to note for this new Silver Lunar Animals Series: 1 The design is just incredible - powerful, beautiful and dramatic, with no legends on the obverse to detract from the scene with the lunar animal. 2 A new, unusual shape - an Oriental lotus, befitting the theme. 3 Perhaps most importantly, the mintage limit is dramatically lower - only 19,999! A sensational rendering of a long-eared hare, shrewdly observing his surroundings beneath a canopy of low-hanging fruit. The Chinese character for "Rabbit" appears to the right.
There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design. 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. The coin is encapsulated inside an exquisite, silver satin, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a red outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Three Degrees Creative Group, Inc. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Canada 2011 Year of Rabbit Chinese Lunar Zodiac $15 Lotus Shaped Silver Proof" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.