These items are on a slight delay with availability expected in approx 2 weeks. Your entire order will ship upon their arrival (please note orders will only be dispatched when entire orders are fulfilled).
* First year of Lunar Series III
* Australian legal tender
* 2020 Year of the Mouse design
* Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
* Extremely limited issues
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Launching The Perth Mints highly anticipated Australian Lunar Series III coin program is an array of superb silver coins celebrating the first animal in the zodiac, the mouse. Released as an individual 1/2oz silver proof coin, the first silver collectables in the 12-year series feature original artistry portraying the resourceful creature.
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 from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 4,000 1/2oz coins, will be released in this packaging.
The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coins 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 Mints P mintmark.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
Each individual coin 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.