We currently do not store these coins in our vault.
The Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins
The Australian Lunar coin series celebrates Chinese astrology and the Chinese zodiac. The 12-year series features releases marking the Year of the Mouse, Year of the Ox, Year of the Tiger, Year of the Rabbit, Year of the Dragon, Year of the Snake, Year of the Horse, Year of the Goat, Year of the Monkey, Year of the Rooster, Year of the Dog and Year of the Pig.
2020 is the Year of the Mouse.
Australian silver lunar coins are official legal tender of Australia and the finishing, weight and purity are guaranteed by the Perth Mint and Western Australia Government. The third Lunar Series III collection debuts with the Year of the Mouse design, and the Perth Mint offers a third new design of the mouse for its landmark program. On the reverse of 2020 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coins is a depiction of two mice climbing on a stalk of corn. There are two ears of corn depicted on this side and the two mice are dining on the corn within the husks. The obverse of 2020 Australian Silver Lunar Mouse Coins includes Queen Elizabeth IIs latest effigy on Australian coins. This portrait was created by Jody Clark and depicts the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown, earrings, and the Victorian coronation necklace. As with other Perth Mint coins, the quality is very good and each coin is individually cased in a plastic case instead of a coin tube. Beside their investment value Perth Mint coins make excellent gift items due to their quality and individual packaging.
1st coin available in the new Lunar Series III collection
Contains 5 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver
The face value of $5 (AUD)
Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse
Mice dine on corn stalks on the reverse
Reverse imagery from Ing Ing Jong
The Lunar Series collections from the Perth Mint include designs from Ing Ing Jong. Hired by the Perth Mint in 2011, Ms. Jong began working on the Lunar Series II collection in 2013 and has completed designs in various years since. She now offers designs for the launch of the Lunar Series III program. She has separate designs for the silver bullion and gold bullion coins, with the new platinum bullion option sharing the gold coin design.
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in Australia. Owned by the government of Western Australia, the mint originally opened in 1899 as part of the Royal Mint of England system on the continent and since 1965 has operated independently of the newly formed Royal Australian Mint.