2023 Oriental Zodiac Pure Gold Dodecagon Medal (RABBIT)
In many countries, especially Japan and other Asian countries, the twelve animal signs of the Oriental zodiac are applied to aspects of life such as years, months, days, directions, and times. The Japan Mint releases a pure gold medal representing a zodiac sign every year, and the medal for the year 2023 features the year's sign, the rabbit.
Obverse: A rabbit, the zodiac sign for the year 2023, is depicted in relief, surrounded by twelve letters representing the twelve years of the Oriental zodiac (Shin-koku-ho). The frosting finish processing technique has been used.
|Composition||99.9% Pure Gold (Fineness Certification* stamped by Japan Mint)|
|Special Technique||Frosting finish processing (obverse (rim), reverse)|
Scheduled Sales Quantity: 1,400 pieces / for overseas market: Max. 5 pieces
* Mint Certification Mark of Precious Metal Wares (Hallmark)
The Japan Mint examines and certifies the fineness of precious metal wares by stamping specific marks on all wares that pass this examination. These marks are commonly called hallmarks.
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