Specimen 99.9% Pure Silver
The 2008-dated coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Coloured Year of the Mouse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured image of two mice on a bed of straw with pumpkins and a vine in the background. As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Mouse’ and the Chinese character for ‘mouse’, the design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Larger Coin Diameter
A prestigious new feature is the coin’s larger diameter, which provides extra space for the enchanting artistry of Series II.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
No more than 3,800 1oz Coloured Edition coins celebrating the 2008 Year of the Mouse will be released in Perth Mint presentation packaging, each accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Coloured Edition Series II coins are housed in smart red and black display cases. Each case comes in an illustrated coloured shipper depicting two mice.
Great Gift Idea
A wonderful collectable, this outstanding release also makes a great gift for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese Lunar mouse – including 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and the Year of the Mouse here.
First Coloured Edition from Series II
The immensely popular Chinese Lunar design theme is secure with the announcement of The Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II. This first Coloured Edition release celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Mouse.