Mint Stamp Marks Year of the Rabbit
In Chinese culture, the hare is symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock symbolizes the Sun. Combined, the two symbols make up the Yin and Yang of life. Some legends say the markings on the moon show the hare pounding a mortar and pestle. They believed it was the companion of the moon goddess Chang’e, and that it was always pounding the elixir of life.