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Rabbit from the Mountains

2 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 10000 Francs CFA

The Chinese Sexagenary Cycle (六十甲子) is an ancient method of calculating years, months, dates, and time. Consisting of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches, a pairing of 1 character from the stem followed by another from the branch will derive the sexagenary number of a Chinese year. The 10 heavenly stems are each associated with the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – while the 12 earthly branches are represented by one of the 12 Zodiac animals.

The Rabbit is the fourth of the 12-year cycle in the Chinese zodiac signs. The rabbit also represents hope and long life in Chinese culture, as well as a tender and loving presence. People born during the Year of the Rabbit are gentle, approachable, and elegant. These noble people can be said to be a “Rabbit from the Mountains”, because they have descended from the heavens to bless everyone with their gentle wisdom and nobility. The piece displays all of the information related to the Year of the Rabbit in the Lunar calendar as well as a delicate and accurate representation of the rabbit itself. These fine details bring the Rabbit to life in one’s hand. Chinese characters of 癸卯年 (Gui Mao Year) are detailed in the style of a red cinnabar ink stamp to mark the 40th year of the Chinese Sexagenary cycle. On the obverse, rabbit fur lay the background for the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad.

Sized at 45mm diameter, this 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is struck in ultra-high relief, complemented with antiqued silver finishing. This is a limited edition of 333 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.