2020 is the year of the mouse, the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
People born in the Year of the Mouse possess the best traits of human nature. They are smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind.
The Chinese Lunar Series from the Perth Mint has proven to be one of the most celebrated and popular coin series produced. Each coin comes packaged in its original state by Perth Mint in a strong fitted plastic coin capsule.
Specimen Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver in specimen quality.
Lunar Baby Mouse Design
This year’s Mouse design features a coloured baby mouse eating a piece of cheese, bound to melt viewers with its high adorability factor.
The Mandarin character for Mouse (鼠) and the inscription ‘Year of the Mouse’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse side of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley in the center of the coin. In the circular border of the coin, the words “Elizabeth II and Australia” is highlighted.
At the bottom of the coin, the legal tender value of the 1/2 troy oz silver coin is indicated, which is 50 Australian cent, together with the year of the mintage, 2020, and the purity and weight of the coin, 1/2 oz, and 9999 silver
Australian Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, and the monetary denomination.