- Mintage Limit - 3000
- Year of the Rabbit Bunnies 28,28g Silver Coin with Glass Insert
- Coin with Hart Shaped GLass Insert
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
The upcoming year 2011 will be celebrating as Chinese Year of the Rabbit. On this occasion the Mint of Poland is releasing two silver collector coins in a limited mintage of 3,000 pcs. The "Chinese Calendar" is a series of silver collector coins which every year presents one of 12 animals that in the following year will patronize the Chinese Zodiac: pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit,, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, dog, monkey, rooster. The 12-year cycle repeats itself five times because each time the year of the given animal appears under the sign of another element: water, earth, wood, fire and metal. It is believed that the animal assigned by year and the element influence sociopolitical and economic events as well as character and skills of people born in the particular year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year of the Rabbit begins February 3rd, 2011 and ends January 22nd, 2012. Each coin of the series has its equivalent for children.
Obverse: The central part of the coin depicts coat of arms of Niue Island, above it a semicircular inscription: ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND. Below it, a nominal value of the coin, 1 Dollar, and a year of issue, 2010. On the right, under the Head of the Queen Elizabeth II there is the Mint's mark.
Reverse: In the centre – an image of a pair of fairytale - like rabbits holding a red heart (glass insert), on the background - carrots, rabbit's attribute. On the right side - a Chinese inscription meaning "Year of the Rabbit" and below - year 2011. Along the rim - an inscription: YEAR OF THE RABBIT.