On 22 January 2023, the new moon will usher in the Chinese New Year: a joyful time that is marked by communities all over the world, when friends and families will gather to enjoy traditional food, watch frework displays and exchange gifts. Each year is characterised by one of 12 zodiac animals, and 2023 sees the rabbit in the ascendancy. A kind and gentle soul, the rabbit features prominently in Chinese folklore and has come to represent humility, elegance and kindness. People born under its sign are said to possess these traits.
The tenth release in Te Shēngxiào Collection is the Year of the Rabbit 2023 UK Coin, which features a design by the artist Louie Maryon that captures the rabbit’s characteristic qualities, the result is a beautiful fusion of British and Chinese culture.