The 2008 Australian Lunar Mouse 1oz Silver Coin features two mice on a bed of straw with pumpkins in the background. The Chinese character for ‘Mouse’, along with The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark also appears in the design.
The obverse of the coin depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, weight, fineness and the monetary denomination.
- The coin weighs 31.10g and is struck in 999.0 fine silver.
- Minted by the Perth Mint, Australia.
- Series II of the Perth Mint Lunar Collection.
- Struck to a Bullion finish.
- VAT Free.
- Diameter: 45.60mm. Thickness: 2.6mm.
The 2008 Australian Lunar Mouse 1oz Silver Coin celebrates the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
In Chinese culture, those who are born under the influence of this sign are said to be optimistic, cheerful, do not fall into low spirits no matter how hard the circumstances, and will fight for their lives. At the same time, they are sensitive like a mouse, and have good intuition and imagination, but they are not good at logically drawing their own conclusions.
These coins are sold on the second-hand margin scheme, so there is no VAT for the customer to pay.