Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The 2008-dated coins are struck from 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. (1oz denomination used in obverse illustration.)
Year of the Mouse Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a mouse crouching on a bed of stones with chilli peppers clustered in the background. As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Mouse’ and the Chinese character for ‘mouse’, the design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Larger Coin Diameters
A prestigious new feature is the larger diameter of each coin, which provides extra space for the enchanting artistry of Series II.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than:
- 3,000 individual 1oz coins
- 5,000 individual 1/4oz coins
- 5,000 individual 1/10oz coins
- 3,000 Three-Coin Sets (1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz)
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each individual coin and Three-Coin Set.
Gold Proof Lunar Series II coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases. Each case, featuring a granite-like base and a glossy timber-effect lid, comes in an illustrated coloured shipper depicting two mice.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to proof quality gold coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese Lunar mouse – including 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and the Year of the Mouse here.
First Gold Proof Issue from Series II
The immensely popular Chinese Lunar design theme is secure with the announcement of The Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series II. These first Proof Issue coins celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Mouse