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Australia 2008-P Year of the Rat / Mouse Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof Roll of 20

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Celebrate the Year of the Mouse with a FULL ROLL of this large yet affordable one ounce, pure silver dollar!

This listing is for a full and original mint roll of 20 Pure Silver Mouse coins!

Sold out at the Mint!This large, impressive coin represents a tremendous value, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45 mm in diameter, they are nearly 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver! The Perth Mint refers to this as their specimen finish. It's much nicer than an ordinary coin - the mirrored design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background). We would therefore refer to this as a "Reverse Proof" or "Reverse Proof-Like" finish. Between the size and beauty of the finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!

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An alert and friendly mouse poses for a photo The Year of the Mouse (or Rat)
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2008 we celebrate the Year of the Rat (or Mouse). According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Rat are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are leaders, pioneers and conquerers, with charisma and passion, as well as being hardworking and practical. Some might call them crafty and thrifty, but they are generous to a fault with relatives.

This is the first annual release in the new Lunar Series II zodiac program! Get these while you can - the first year in a new series always become sought after!


Obverse
Two mice nest in a bed of straw with pumpkins or gourds in the background. The legend YEAR OF THE MOUSE defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Mouse" is at the top, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the 10:30 position along the rim.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the denomination also appear.

Packaging
Each roll of twenty encapsulated Silver Mouse coins is sealed inside a clear plastic wrap roll, as issued by the Perth Mint of Australia.

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SpecificationsA nest of cute mice
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2008
   
Face Value 20 Dollars (20 x One Dollar)
Weight 622.70 g (20 x 31.135 g)
Diameter 45.10 mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   2.60 mm
Mintage Limit 300,000
   
Finish Bullion
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Packaging Encapsulated

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