The 2011 Australian Year of the Rabbit 1/10 oz contains .9999 pure gold, and represents the fourth release from the popular Perth Mint's Australian Lunar Series II. Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, this coin marks the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
These releases are ideal for people born in the Year of the Rabbit – 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 – regarded as intelligent, graceful and kind. Falling under its influence, they are said to be naturally reserved, possessing good judgement and sensitivity to beauty.
The coin's obverse features the fourth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscribed along the gold coin's rim is the country of origin, the coin's denomination of AUD $15., the weight, and also the purity of .9999 fine gold. The year "2011" and the Queen's name "ELIZABETH II" are also etched along the rim.
The reverse features a rabbit reaching for cabbage leaves. Directly behind the leaves is a pot marked with Chinese lettering. Also included in the design is the Chinese representation for Rabbit along the top rim with "Year of the Rabbit" inscribed along the bottom. The traditional Perth mint mark is located amid the cabbage leaves.