The ancient Chinese lunar cycle resets in 2020. This beautiful silver coin is the first coin with an antiqued finish of Lunar Series III, celebrating the Year of the Mouse.
According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river. Traditional storytellers say it was the mouse who leapt onto the riverbank first by tricking his neighbour, the cat, before hitching a ride on the back of the ox. Those born under the influence of mouse are said to be smart, adaptable and curious by nature.
The coin’s reverse portrays two mice foraging on husks of corn in the foreground and mice among stalks of corn and wheat in the background. The obverse of the coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness and the monetary denomination. The surface of the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the abrasions of an ancient artefact.
．Contains 2 oz of 99.99% fine Silver
．Mintage of 1,888 coins worldwide
．The coin is presented in a beautiful display case with a clear lid within a themed shipper, plus a certificate of Authenticity
．With antiqued finish, the design depicts two mice foraging on husks of corn, the Lunar Series III is highly recommended by both investors and collectors