Australian Opal Lunar Series

2020 Year of the Mouse

1oz Silver Proof Coin

*** Already Sold Out at the Perth Mint ***

Celebrate the Year of the Mouse in style with this prestigious coin from Perth Mint's Australian Opal Lunar Series.


  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian opal insert
  • Australian legal tender
  • Limited mintage – 5,000
  • Previous releases sold out

A wonderful tribute to the enterprising lunar mouse, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, this 1oz silver coin features a spectacular centrepiece of a mouse motif crafted from Australian opal.

Auspicious Design

The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a mouse created in pure Australian opal. The coin’s outer ring features intricate patterning with depictions of stylised lily of the valley flowers and other foliage. The design includes the inscription ‘YEAR OF THE MOUSE’ and the Chinese character for ‘mouse’ together with the 2020-year date, the weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in a black display case with a clear lid. Packaged within a beautifully illustrated red and gold shipper, each coin in the limited mintage of 5,000 is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Technical Specifications

Year Date 2020
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.95
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Lucas Bowers

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