This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich imagination and strong intuition, mice rely on quick wits and an enterprising nature to find opportunities for success in almost all endeavors.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 288 of the Gold Proof High Relief Coins and they are only for sale in Australia….. EXCEPT that APMEX has an exclusive agreement to sell this beautiful APMEXclusive® High Relief Gold Lunar coin that celebrates the Year of the Mouse.
ALSO available are APMEXclusive® striking 5 oz Silver 2020 as the Year of the Mouse coin has been enhanced with a high relief design, proof finish and has a limited mintage of only 388.
Perth Mint Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a mouse among stalks of wheat. Also included in the design is the Chinese character for ‘mouse’, the inscription ‘MOUSE 2020’ and The Perth Mint‘s ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of the coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
The coin’s high-relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The coin is presented in a prestigious red display case with a magnetic lid. Adorned with gold lettering and a geometric design, the case is packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper portraying the story of how the mouse became the first animal in the zodiac and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The shippers of future animals in Lunar Series III will, when arrayed together, form a diorama depicting the ancient myth of The Great Race, which tells how the zodiac came into being.
Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).
Ing Ing Jong is a coin designer at the Perth Mint. Her work can be seen on many of the Lunar Series coins.
|Year Of Issue:||2020|
|Denomination:||100 Dollars (AUD)|
|OBV Designer||Jody Clark|
|REV Designer||Ing Ing Jong|