The 2020 Australian Lunar Mouse 1/2oz Silver Coin marked the beginning of the Lunar Series 3 from the Perth Mint and celebrates the Year of the Mouse (or rat), the first of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The reverse design features a detailed design showing a mouse.
The design also incorporates the Chinese character for ‘Mouse’, the inscription ‘Year of the Mouse’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin's obverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, weight, fineness and the monetary denomination.
- Each coin weighs 15.55g and is 999.9 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Perth Mint, Australia.
- Finished to bullion standard.
- VAT free.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 32.60mm. Thickness: 2.60mm.
The Lunar Mouse (or rat) is the first of the 12 animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Mouse/Rat include 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be clever and quick thinking people who are successful, but also content with living a quiet life.
The images show the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item. These coins are sold under the second-hand margin scheme so there is no VAT for the customer to pay.