The Perth Mint restarts its popular lunar-themed coin designs with the Year of the Mouse in the Lunar Series III collection. The collection continues with designs from Ing Ing Jong and launches with much of the same variety and diversity that has long been available from the Perth Mint. Right now, 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Mouse Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com with a gilded finish.
- Ships to you inside of a plastic capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- First coin design from the new Lunar Series III program!
- Availability of gilded coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Two mice on a corn stalk on the reverse.
- Gilded finish.
Each of the 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Mouse Coins in this product listing comes to you with a plastic capsule from the Perth Mint and a Certificate of Authenticity. Gilded silver bullion coins have a thin layer of 24-karat gold applied to limited design elements to create collectible value and enhanced visual brilliance.
Ing Ing Jong is the designer of the Year of the Mouse image on the 2020 Lunar Series III collection launch. Ms. Jong has worked on the lunar designs for the Perth Mint since 2013 and joined the mint as an artist in 2011. For this gilded version of the 2020 Lunar Mouse silver coin, the layer of 24-karat gold is limited to the two mice in the reverse design.
On the reverse of 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Mouse Coins is the image of mice on a corn stalk. Ing Ing Jong’s design on this side includes two mice climbing on a corn stalk. The husk has been peeled back and two are dining on the kernels within the husk.
The obverse side of 2020 Silver Australian Lunar Mouse Coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted in right-profile relief in a design from Jody Clark. This is the sixth-generation portrait of the Queen and the first on an Australian coin since 1966 to include her shoulders and neckline.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint was the final facility in the former Royal Mint of England system in Australia. Until 1965, the Perth Mint combined with the Melbourne Mint to issue coins for Australia and then became an independent mint owned by the state government of Western Australia from 1965 onward.
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