This beautiful 50 Gram silver issue of Niue tells a Chinese legend about the adorable Rabbit on the Moon. The Moon Rabbit is a mythical figure who lives on the Moon in Far Eastern folklore, based on pareidolia interpretations that identify the dark markings on the near side of the Moon as a rabbit.
The first time people found out about him was from Chinese collection of poems “Verses of the Chu”, where it goes about a rabbit that lives in the Moon Palace and all year round, crushes in a mortar potion of immortality. Some poets of the Han dynasty often called him a “jade rabbit”, that’s why the coin is decorated with a genuine jade inset.
A finely detailed coin depicting the Moon Rabbit, which is still pounding the elixir of life in its pestle.
Incredibly detailed design with deep antique finish
Extremely limited to just 500 coins worldwide
Genuine Jade inset