the Year of the Mouse with this FULL PROOF one troy ounce pure silver
coin represents a tremendous value, struck in pure
The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45
mm in diameter, they are
inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by
the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure
silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish! The fields are
deeply mirrored, with the design accented in frosty white cameo relief,
further enhancing an already handsome design (which
even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the
large size, the low mintage (only
5,000!), & the beauty of the
design and proof finish, we
you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!
The Year of the Mouse (or
ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than
the solar) cycle. here are twelve animals in the Chinese
lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a
In 2008 we celebrate the Year of the Rat (or Mouse). According to
people born during a Year of the Rat are said to exhibit that
animal’s attributes. They are leaders, pioneers and
with charisma and passion, as well as being hardworking and practical.
Some might call them crafty and thrifty, but they are generous to a
fault with relatives.
This is the first annual release in the new Lunar Series II
Two mice nest in a bed of straw with pumpkins or gourds in the
legend YEAR OF THE MOUSE
defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Mouse" is at the top,
while the Perth Mint's
"P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the 10:30 position
along the rim.
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in
crowned profile facing
right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl
earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The
legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The
legends ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the denomination also appear.
The coin is
encapsulated inside an elegant, red and black clamshell-style
presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected
a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of
authenticity is included.
||Perth Mint of Australia
mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Fine (Pure) Silver
||Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
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