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After a 12-year run for the Royal Canadian Mint's first series of silver Chinese zodiac coins, the enduring popularity of this theme inspired this classic series featuring a stunning design for each animal, struck in 18K gold with a proof finish.

In the West, the new year is driven by the calendar and always falls on January 1. The Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar introduced by Emperor Huang Ti in 2637 BC to identify the first day of spring, a critical time for agriculture. This is why the Chinese New Year is also referred to as the Spring Festival.

The Spring Festival is celebrated roughly 45 days after the winter solstice. It occurs on the first new moon after the inception of spring; the midpoint between the winter solstice (December 21 or 22) and the spring equinox (March 20 or 21). This results in a year-to-year variation, and for 2011, the Year of the Rabbit began on February 3.

• 2011 $150 Year of the Rabbit Gold Coin

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