2020 marks the restart of the Chinese lunar calendar’s 12-year cycle and the Year of the Mouse comes first. Those born under its sign are quick-witted and inventive, as evidenced in the story of how the mouse came to be first in the Zodiac. Now, 2020 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Silver Tuvalu Lunar Baby Mouse Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside of a case with clear lid and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
- Artwork by Jennifer McKenna!
- Colorized visuals on the reverse.
- Mintage limited to 7,150 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (TVD) by Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
- A baby mouse nibbles cheese on the reverse.
The Chinese lunar calendar follows a 12-year cycle that features a different animal for each of the 12 years. Chinese mythology suggests the Jade Emperor assigned each of the animals to their positions on the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, with each one assigned to a year based on its arrival to a meeting called by the emperor.
A mouse seems like an unlikely victor in such a race that included a rabbit, tiger, dragon, snake, and horse, but ingenuity saved the day for the mouse. As each animal set out to the race, the mouse was near the front of the pack with the ox. As the duo approached a rushing river, the mouse hitched a ride with the ox only to jump off just before the meeting with the Jade Emperor to arrive first.
Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse of 2020 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Silver Tuvalu Lunar Baby Mouse Coins. Her Majesty is featured in this design as created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, the fifth to feature on Australian and Commonwealth coins in the South Pacific region. The design is a right-profile portrait with inscriptions of the Queen’s name, the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content, and the face value.
A small baby mouse is featured on the reverse of the 2020 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Silver Tuvalu Lunar Baby Mouse coin. The colorized mouse featured here is cute and innocent with a small brick of cheese in its paws as it nibbles away. The mouse is depicted on top of a wrapped gift, with all these elements colorized for visual appeal.
These 2020 1/2 oz Proof Colorized Silver Tuvalu Lunar Baby Mouse Coins are available in a presentation case with a clear lid and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each proof silver coin for sale has frosted visuals and mirrored design elements.
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