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Why order this $1 Australia 2020-P 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse - Lunar Series III Proof?
Be among the first to share in the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III with this Silver Year of the Rat Proof. The first two Perth Lunar Series proved to be annual favorites among countless collectors. Now, a new lunar cycle begins and a thus a new Perth series. This piece was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .9999 fine silver and bears the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark on the lower right of the reverse.
Exquisite Mice Design by Ing Ing Jong
A portrait of reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark dominates the obverse. Clark shows the monarch in right-side profile with her shoulders open to the holder. Her Royal Diamond Diadem sits on her head, and she also wears earrings and a necklace. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," joins "AUSTRALIA" on the top half of the rim frame, while inscriptions on the bottom half read, "1 OZ 9999 AG" and "1 DOLLAR."
The reverse bears the work of Ing Ing Jong. Two mice are nibbling on corn. One holds a piece to its mouth, while the other nibbles a piece from the cob. To the right is the Chinese character for "MOUSE," which is inscribed just below it. Below that is the date, "2020."
Virtually Perfect PF69 UC FR with Year of the Rat Label
This coin's grading information comes on a label that celebrates the Year of the Rat. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that the coin is flawless as seen by the unaided eye by giving it their second highest grade, Proof 69. They also labeled it Ultra Cameo and First Releases. Ultra Cameo coins have heavily frosted devices that contrast sharply with deeply mirrored fields, while First Releases were submitted to NGC no more than 30 days after their release from the mint.
Add this 1 oz Silver 2020-P $1 Australia Lunar Series III 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.