This 2 oz gold bullion coin from Australia’s Perth Mint is minted in 99.99% pure gold and celebrates the Chinese Year of the Mouse for 2020.
The 2 oz gold bullion Lunar has a gold purity or fineness of 0.9999, and so is essentially pure gold.
The Year of the Mouse coin to be issued in the first in the New Perth Mint Lunar Series 3. Running from 2020 to complete in 2032, the Perth Mint's latest Lunar series of coins will feature the 12 animals In the Chinese Lunar calendar.
Those born in the Year of the Mouse are said to be intelligent, optimistic, quick-witted and resourceful.
The reverse of the 1 oz gold coin features vivid detail of a mouse foraging among stalks of wheat with the Chinese character for mouse ? displayed in a contemporary style along with the year 2020.
The obverse of the coin features an Ian Rank-Broadley designed portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the words “AUSTRALIA”, and the coin’s weight and gold purity “2 oz 9999 Au”.
The Perth Mint operates a gold refinery and a mint, refining more than 92% of Australia’s gold production as well as gold from other countries within the Asia-Pacific region.