This is a Tenth Ounce Gold Year of the Mouse Coin. It is the first coin to be issued as part of the Perth Mint’s highly collectable Series III Lunar Coinage Series.
These coins are struck from 99.99% fine gold and contain one tenth of a troy ounce of gold. Each coin comes supplied in a protective capsule.
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The Perth Mint introduced their lunar series of coins in 1996. Each cycle lasts 12 years, with each year celebrating a different Chinese zodiac sign. Since the coins were introduced they have proven to be highly collectable, with most sizes selling out quickly.
The lunar Year of the Mouse begins on January 25th, 2020. It is said that those born under this lunar zodiac sign are thought to be kind, smart, thoughtful and quick witted. Other year of the mice (or rat) include 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
The third series of lunar coins begins with these 2020 coins. If you would like to start collecting we suggest you buy this coin before it’s too late. We often find that the earlier coins in the series are most often the hardest to get hold of.
Most Australian coinage adopted a new obverse of Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The lunar series did not use the new portrait and kept the fourth coinage portrait by Ian Rank Broadley instead. This was so the obverse of the coins remained uniform with previous years.
With the start of the third series, the Perth Mint have taken the opportunity to update the obverse of the coins. The 2020 coins showcase the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark. The design shows Elizabeth from the shoulders upwards.
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
1/10oz 9999 Au
The reverse of the gold lunar coins features a modern design of a mouse on a stalk of wheat. The Perth mint mask can be found on the left-hand side.
The Chinese character for ‘mouse’ can be found in the field, with ‘MOUSE 2020’ underneath. It was designed by Ing Ing Jong.
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