A landmark Australian coin program begins its third cycle with the release of the 2020 Year of the Mouse coins. With a tribute to those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year. People ‘ruled’ by the mouse are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind, possessing a rich imagination and strong intuition.
This endearing mouse design is flawlessly struck with our renowned proof standard combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief and crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
Year of the Mouse Designs
The coin’s reverse portrays two mice foraging on husks of corn. Also included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘mouse’, the inscription ‘MOUSE 2020’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Available in 1/2oz, 1oz and Three-Coin Set
Mouse coins are available individually as 1/2oz (4,000) and 1oz (5,000) or in a three-coin set (1,000) comprising a 1oz, a 1/2oz and an 2oz issue.
Collectable Themed Shipper
As an exciting new addition to the 12-year Australian Lunar coin series, each shipper in the Australian Lunar Series III will portray the story of how that animal came to occupy their position in the zodiac. The shippers of coins in the Lunar Series III will, when arranged in order, form a diorama depicting all the animals in The Great Race. This ancient myth tells how the Chinese zodiac came into being.
Each individual coin and three coin set is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid decorated with a silver geometric design.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||2||1||0.5|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||2||1||0.50|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99||99.99||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||62.213||31.107||15.553|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||50.60||40.60||32.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||4.13||3.21||2.60|
|Legal Tender||Australian Legal Tender|
|Effigy||Jody Clarke design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II|
|Designer||Ing Ing Jong|