This coin is graded a perfect MS70 by PCGS and is a First Strike. As of 3/11/2020 the PCGS population is only 89. Scheduled for release between 2019 and 2030, the Gilded Edition coins are a popular collector choice from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series III. The Year of the Mouse marks the first release in the series, those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12 preceding year are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind.
Each coin celebrates one of the 12 Chinese lunar animals said to ‘rule’ the lives of those born under its influence. The animal designs are spectacularly gilded in 24-carat gold. This coin comes with the original mint box and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.