2008 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse BU (Series II)

2008 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse BU (Series II)

This 2008 Year of the Mouse Silver coin features an image of two mice on a bed of straw with pumpkins in the background.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a protective plastic capsule.
  • Mintage of 300,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Shows the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II along with the face value.
  • Reverse: Features an image of two mice on a bed of straw with pumpkins in the background.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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Perth Mint Lunar coins are some of the most popular collectibles around the world. Add this 2008 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of the Mouse coin to your cart today!

The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2008 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse BU (Series II)
2008 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Mouse BU (Series II)
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Great Gift Idea

By  Robert

from San Dimas, CA

5.0

I bought one of these as a birthday gift for one of my nieces. She loved it. Coin arrived in a capsule and was in beautiful condition. I am becoming a big fan of this series and intend to buy more for myself. Flawless transaction with APMEX.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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from CA

5.0

Great coin at a great price. The quality that the Perth Mint put into this coin is very noticeable.

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from CA

5.0

This coin seems to have the least expensive premium of the (series 2) 1 oz coins, which makes it a bargain, and was an incentive to buy this coin. Besides that it is a beautiful coin, and despite its price it looks just as good as the other series 2 coins. The picture does not do it justice, watch it on you tube, or see it in person. A must have in any coin collection. Prompt delivery as always. This was my 7th order, and all the silver coins I have ordered look great in my collection.

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from CA

5.0

Beautiful coin! Get them while you still can!!!

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from LA

5.0

nice coin

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from WV

5.0

Great coin. Grab them when they become available again. You won't regret it.

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