Australian Gold Lunar Mouse Coins

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The Perth Mint’s Year of the Mouse

The Perth Mint is a well-known producer of high-quality gold coins, and their Year of the Mouse series is one of their most popular offerings.

The Year of the Mouse is part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series, which celebrates the Chinese zodiac. Each year, the series features a different animal from the Chinese zodiac, with the mouse being the first animal in the cycle.

The Year of the Mouse gold coins are made of 99.99% pure gold and come in a range of sizes, from 1/20 oz to 1 kg. The coins feature a beautiful design of a mouse on the front, with the Chinese character for "mouse" and the year of issue also included. The reverse of the coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition to their beautiful design and high purity, Year of the Mouse gold coins from the Perth Mint are also known for their limited mintage, which can make them a valuable addition to any collection.

Year of the Mouse

The Year of the Mouse, also known as the Year of the Rat, is the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the Year of the Mouse are said to possess certain characteristics and traits that are associated with the animal.

In Chinese culture, the mouse is a symbol of wealth, intelligence, and adaptability. People born in the Year of the Mouse are said to be clever, resourceful, and quick-witted. They are also thought to be able to adapt to new situations and surroundings easily.

People born in the Year of the Mouse are believed to be hardworking and persistent, and they are often successful in their endeavors. They are also said to be kind and generous, with a good sense of humor.

On the negative side, people born in the Year of the Mouse can sometimes be seen as opportunistic and cunning. They may be prone to being selfish or greedy at times. However, overall, the Year of the Mouse is considered to be a lucky year in the Chinese Zodiac, and people born in this year are believed to have a bright future ahead of them.

History of the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is one of the oldest mints in Australia, with a history dating back to the 19th century. The mint was established in 1899 as a branch of Britain's Royal Mint, with the purpose of refining gold from Western Australia's rich goldfields and producing sovereigns (gold coins) for the British Empire. The mint's original location was in the heart of Perth, but in the early 20th century, it moved to its current location in East Perth.

In addition to producing sovereigns, the Perth Mint also produced a variety of other coins, including half-sovereigns, shillings, and florins. The mint played a vital role in the Western Australian economy, as gold mining was one of the state's major industries at the time.

Over time, the Perth Mint began to produce coins and other products for international markets as well. In the 1950s, the mint began producing gold bars, which quickly became a popular investment product for individuals and institutions around the world.

Today, the Perth Mint is owned by the government of Western Australia and is known for its high-quality gold and silver products. The mint produces a wide range of coins, including commemorative coins and coins celebrating the Chinese zodiac, as well as gold and silver bars for investment purposes. The Perth Mint is also a popular tourist destination, with a museum and guided tours of the mint's facilities available to visitors.

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