Australian Lunar silver coin – Year of the Mouse
In celebration of the first release in the Australian Lunar Series III, these outstanding silver coins are a unique acquisition for those wishing to mark their affinity with this resourceful animal. A perfect keepsake and tribute for those born in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year.
Those born in the year of the mouse are considered to be good at acquiring and safeguarding riches. This ability stems from their naturally curious mind that always seeks out knowledge and, thanks to their quick-wittedness, they are able to take advantage of opportunities. People born under the year of the mouse tend to have strong intuition, are perfectionists and have excellent taste. They are most often ambitious and, in striving to attain their goals, they will use all their wits to succeed, including being charming, persuasive and charismatic. This can attract others and specifically the opposite sex, and although people born in the year of the mouse tend to enjoy a large social circle they most often have more acquaintances than true friends. But once you become their real friend, they will treat you as their family. People born under the year of the mouse are loyal and devoted to their loved ones, making them especially good parents.
It can therefore be seen that the Australian Silver Lunar Year of the Mouse coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Silver Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silver artwork.
The Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins for the first time in 1999 and subsequently issued the coins again in 2008 and 2020. The next issue of the Year of the Mouse will only become available in 2032, when the mouse, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again seek out new opportunities.
The Perth Mint's bullion coin mintages can be viewed here: https://www.perthmint.com/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx
The Perth Mint is a world distinguished mint and precious metals refiner that is located in the City of Perth, in Western Australia. The Perth Mint was founded in 1896 by Britain’s Royal Mint in response to the newly discovered gold deposits in Western Australia. Perth Mint’s task was to refine gold ore from the mines and to strike sovereign gold coins from the refined bullion. Between 1899 and 1931 the Pert Mint produced a considerable amount of gold sovereigns which were disturbed in Australia and throughout the British Empire to be used as circulating currency. British control over Perth Mint was relinquished in 1971 to the Government of Western Australia which then assumed ownership of the mint. Today, the Perth Mint is hailed for the exceptional quality of its world class investment bullion coins like the Kookaburra and Koala silver coins, and the Lunar Series. The Perth Mint has been a member of the London Gold Market (predecessor of the LBMA) since 1934. The swan design, which is the Mint’s official assay stamp registered with the LBMA, is recognised internationally and was inspired by the Mint’s location in Perth, where the main river, the Swan, runs through the city.