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Lunar I Mouse 1oz Gold Coin 1996


2,000.00 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The 1996 “Year of the Mouse” is the inaugural edition of the Lunar I gold coin series from the Australian Perth Mint. The Lunar I coin program was issued from 1996-2007 with each year depicting a different animal in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.

The 1 oz Lunar Mouse 1996 has a fineness of .9999 gold with a nominal value of 100 Dollars.

Product Highlights

  • The 1 oz Lunar Mouse gold coin has a limited mintage of 16,593 pieces, making the coin popular with collectors.

  • The Lunar Mouse is produced by the Perth Mint, which is one of the most respected mints in the world.

  • The 1996 Lunar Mouse is available in 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz sizes.


The front side of the coin depicts a mouse standing on a field of rocks and grass. The Chinese character for mouse is engraved on the top left outer edge. The inscriptions below the mouse are the fine weight of “1OZ” and the purity of “9999 GOLD”. The year of issue “1996” is embossed vertically on the left side of the coin. There is also an ornamental circle of dots that surrounds the outer edge.

The reverse side shows the portrait of young Queen ELizabeth II with diadem, necklace and earring. The portrait of the queen was designed by artist and coin engraver Raphael Maklouf. The inscriptions around the outer edge are the country of origin “AUSTRALIA”, the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II” and the nominal value of “100 DOLLARS”.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar I
Year of Issue: 1996
Diameter: 32.1 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollars


Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar I
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 1996
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.65 mm
Diameter 32.10 mm
Mintage 16593
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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