Here is the coin that I bought Tuesday. (Never mind that silver’s price surged over $49 an ounce on Monday, briefly putting it within $1 of a 30-year-high! I bought the coin as a souvenir and not as an investment).
This commemorative 1 oz silver coin of Year of the Rabbit 2011 is legal tender of the People’s Republic of China, issued by People’s Bank of China. The obverse (front) shows the Rabbit and the reverse says People’s Republic of China with the Forbidden Palace in the center.