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1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse 2008 Silver Coin In Stock

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest ... read more
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Introduction

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest minted silver bullion coins, the 2008 Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse. The silver coin is part of Perth Mint’s praised chronological silver bullion collection, the Australian Lunar Series II, where each coin in the series is only minted once every twelve years in accordance with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. In addition, the most popular one-ounce version in the series has a limited annual mintage of only 300,000 pieces, giving the silver coin a considerable collector’s premium in the secondary market. The Year of the Mouse silver coin contains 99.9% pure silver and is produced with a special minting technique that ensures the coins is in proof-like condition, meaning it has exceptionally shiny and mat surfaces coupled with the richest of detail. This bullion coin is truly a piece of breathtaking silver art suitable for collectors with an eye for beauty and those who wish to give their loved ones something really memorable and special.   

Why Buy

  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are money. The Silver Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1999 and every silver coin in the series, including the Year of the Mouse, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are rare. Issued only once since the Lunar Series started, in 2008, the one-ounce Year of the Mouse coin is one of the rarest legal tender .999 fine silver bullion coins to be issued in the 21st century with a mintage of only 359,623 silver pieces. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the mouse are generally perceived to be shrewd, quick-witted, and highly curious, which tends to make them somewhat persuasive and charming in specific situations. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure .999 fine silver, a gift that will stay with them forever.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the mouse that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Silver Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 15 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Mouse silver coin is recognised throughout the globe by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    68,53 €
  • Buyback price
    15,30 €
  • Your risk now
    53,23 €

Fact: silver price in EUR has risen -37.77% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 11,74 EUR/1oz and the highest 33,15 EUR/1oz. Current world market price is 15,77 EUR/1oz

History

Australian Lunar silver coin - Year of the Mouse 

The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the mouse was last celebrated in 2008.   

Those born in the year of the mouse are considered to be good at acquiring and safeguarding riches. This ability stems from their naturally curious mind that always seeks out knowledge and, thanks to their quick-wittedness, they are able to take advantage of opportunities. People born under the year of the mouse tend to have strong intuition, are perfectionists and have excellent taste. They are most often ambitious and, in striving to attain their goals, they will use all their wits to succeed, including being charming, persuasive and charismatic. This can attract others and specifically the opposite sex, and although people born in the year of the mouse tend to enjoy a large social circle they most often have more acquaintances than true friends. But once you become their real friend, they will treat you as their family. People born under the year of the mouse are loyal and devoted to their loved ones, making them especially good parents. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Mouse coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silver artwork.

Face value
1 dollar
Diameter
45.6
Fineness
999
Silver weight in grams
31.10347
Product weight in grams
31.13461
Silver weight in troy ounces
1
Manufacturer
The Perth Mint
Country of origin
Australia

Obverse

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the denomination, the year of mintage, weight and purity of the coin, and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.

Reverse

The reverse displays two mice standing in hay with two pumpkins in the background. Inscribed above is the Chinese character for “mouse”, and to the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint. Below the mice is the text “Year of the Mouse”.

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule by the Perth Mint.

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Your order delivered by Posti and is fully insured. After we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 1 or 2 working days. Posti courier will contact you via phone.

Self pick-up

You are welcome to come and collect your products at our office in Helsinki the same day that we have received your payment.

Insurance

The package is fully insured, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, we will re-ship the items or refund your money.

Packaging

The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

Shipment tracking

Once the products have been packaged and sent you will receive instructions and a code to track the shipment

Delays

Should a delivery delay occur or if the ordered product is out of stock, we will always contact you by email to give you details about the delivery.

Shipping prices

The shipping charge is 18 euros per 5000 euros insured package, applicable to deliveries within Finland. If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +358 9 68 149 149 or by email at tavex@tavex.fi for prices and terms.

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Vast Stock Availability

Tavex has the majority of products always in stock and therefore can offer you quick delivery and same day pickup with market leading prices. Tavex is an official partner for all the biggest mints in the world, such as The Perth Mint Australia, Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich), China Great Wall Coins Investments Ltd., gold bar market leader PAMP Suisse and Valcambi and other gold factories and dealers.

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