Lunar II Mouse 1oz Gold Coin 2008
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The 2008 Lunar II Mouse is the first edition of the Lunar II gold coin series from the Perth Mint. The coins are based on the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which associates a different animal with each year in the 12 year lunar cycle. Traditionally, the first year in the lunar cycle is ruled by the “mouse”.
According to Chinese astrology, the order of the animals was determined by a race across a river. During the race the mouse hitched a ride on the back of the ox and leaped to victory at the last second.
The order of the animals in the cycle is the Mouse (2008), Ox (2009), Tiger (2010), Rabbit (2011), Dragon (2012), Snake (2013), Horse (2014), Goat (2015), Monkey (2016), Rooster (2017), Dog (2018) and Pig (2019).
The 2008 Lunar II Mouse 1 oz gold coin has a purity of 99.99% gold and a mintage of 30,000 coins.
2008 is the “Year of the Mouse” and is the first release in the series.
The motif side of the coin depicts a mouse on a stoney path with chili peppers in the background. The inscriptions include “Year of the Mouse”, the Chinese character for “mouse” and the Perth Mints traditional “P” mint mark, which is on the left side of the coin.
The value side depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley and shows the queen wearing a royal crown and earring. The inscriptions on the outer edge are “ELIZABETH II”, “AUSTRALIA”, “100 DOLLARS”, “2008” and “1 oz 9999 GOLD”.
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar II “Year of the Mouse”
Year of Issue: 2008
Diameter: 39.34 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollar
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Gross Weight||31.10 grams|
|Denomination (oz)||1 oz|
|Year of issue||2008|
|Face value||100 AUD|
|Packing||single in Capsule|
|Packing Unit||20 per roll|
|Large Packing 2||100 per box|
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