Australian Lunar Series III

2020 Year of the Mouse

Silver Proof Three-Coin-Set

1/2oz, 1oz and 2oz

The first release in the Australian Lunar Series III celebrates the 2020 Year of the Mouse with an original design expertly struck from pure silver, featuring:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Endearing 2020 mouse design 
  • First animal in Australian Lunar Series III
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Shipper designed to link to future Lunar Series III releases
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

A landmark Australian coin program begins its third cycle with the release of the 2020 Year of the Mouse coins. With a tribute to those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year. People ‘ruled’ by the mouse are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind, possessing a rich imagination and strong intuition. 

This endearing mouse design is flawlessly struck with our renowned proof standard combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief and crafted from 99.99% pure silver.

Year of the Mouse Designs

The coin’s reverse portrays two mice foraging on husks of corn. Also included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘mouse’, the inscription ‘MOUSE 2020’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Three-Coin Set

Mouse coins are in a three-coin set (Limited Issue 1,000 Sets) comprising 1/2oz, 1oz and 2oz coins.

Collectable Themed Shipper

As an exciting new addition to the 12-year Australian Lunar coin series, each shipper in the Australian Lunar Series III will portray the story of how that animal came to occupy their position in the zodiac. The shippers of coins in the Lunar Series III will, when arranged in order, form a diorama depicting all the animals in The Great Race. This ancient myth tells how the Chinese zodiac came into being.  

Each individual coin and three coin set is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid decorated with a silver geometric design.


Technical Specifications

  2oz  1oz  1/2oz 
Year Date 2019 2019 2019
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.5 
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213 31.107 15.553  
Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.60   40.60   32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.13 3.21 2.60
Maximum Mintage 2,000 7,500 5,000
Coin Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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