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Why buy this Lunar Series III 2020-P $1 Australia Year of the Mouse 1 oz Silver Proof?
The Perth Mint continues to be a leader in one of the most popular trends in numismatics today, lunar issues. This Silver Year of the Mouse Proof starts Lunar Series III from the mint following a pair of highly successful series. This piece was struck from 1 oz of .9999 fine silver and is part of a mintage of just 7,500 pieces.
Adorable Mice Design by Ing Ing Jong
The coin's obverse features a portrait of reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II by British Royal Mint designer Jody Clark. Clark shows the monarch with her shoulders open to the holder as she faces right. She wears a earrings and a necklace, as well as her Royal Diamond Diadem, the crown that she traditionally wears to Britain's State Opening of Parliament. A rim frame bears several inscriptions, including her name, "ELIZABETH II," the coin's country, "AUSTRALIA," its weight and purity, "1 OZ 9999 AG," and its face value, "1 DOLLAR."
On the reverse, two mice forage on husks of corn. Ing Ing Jong's image makes the creatures that people normally prefer to avoid in a heartwarming way. The Chinese character for "mouse" is inscribed to the right. Under it are the word "MOUSE" and the date, "2020."
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Year of the Rat Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which is reserved exclusively for coins that appear perfect under 5x magnification. It also received Ultra Cameo and First Releases certifications. The former indicates that the heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields on a coin contrast particularly sharply, while the latter means that a piece was submitted for grading within 30 days of its initial release from the mint. This information comes on a label that celebrates the Year of the Rat.
Add this Lunar Series III 2020-P $1 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Year of the Rat Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Australian Legal Tender|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Two Mice|
While the official Year of the Rat does not start until January of 2020, the Perth Mint is already kicking off their Lunar Series III with the first coins of the new cycle, featuring the clever, rat.