Comprising three Australian Lunar Series III 2020 Year of the Mouse coin variants, each highlighting the first animal in the zodiac, this magnificent set showcases the superb quality and original artistry characteristic of the Australian Lunar Series. Struck to our meticulous minting standards, each set contains a 1oz silver proof coin, 1oz silver proof coloured coin and a 1oz silver gilded coin.
Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich imagination and strong intuition, mice rely on quick wits and an enterprising nature to find opportunity for success in almost all endeavours.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The 2020 Year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Trio has an issue limit of 1,500.
The reverse of each coin 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.
- The delicately frosted design on the silver proof coin appears on a polished table.
- The coloured edition depicts the mice in colour.
- The gilded edition highlights the mice in 24 carat gold.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
The silver trio is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid decorated with a silver geometric design. The case is packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper portraying the story of how the mouse became an animal of the zodiac and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The shippers of future animals in the Lunar Series III will, when arrayed together, form a diorama depicting the ancient myth of The Great Race, which tells how the zodiac came into being.
Technical Specifications (Each Coin)
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||3.21|
|Maximum Mintage||Proof – 7,500|
Proof Coloured – 7,500
Gilded – 25,000
|Designer||Ing Ing Jong|