One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse

The one dollar coin denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin on circulating coins has not been changed since its introduction. The denomination is also often used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses.

The denomination is also used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue an extensive range of collector coins which are legal tender in Australia but are not intended for circulation - such as this one. The coin is larger than the normal $1 coins.

This non-circulating $1 coin was issued in a Stamp and Coin Cover as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Mouse, 25 January 2020 - 11 February 2021 (also called Year of the Rat).

The Mint says about it:
"First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the Chinese zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. These 2020 coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, whose rule over every second year in the 12-year lunar cycle is said to influence people born during 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.

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 the magnanimous ox offered to carry the mouse across the water - and thus it was that on the opposite bank the diminutive creature was able to leap from the ox’s head and claim first place!

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Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse - reverse photo

The reverse design portrays two mice foraging on husks of corn.

Above right, the Chinese character for "mouse" (or "rat:), , below which the inscription MOUSE 2020.

The Perth Mint P mint mark is below right. The designer's initials IJ (for Ing Ing Jong) are above left, behind the mouse's foot.

Reverse Inscription 鼠 MOUSE 2020
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in themed postal cover, with stamp postmarked Christmas Island WA 6798, 8th January 2020.
Issue price: AU$ 17.95

See also

Year of the Mouse 2020 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($100) Proof, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1000), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) High Relief, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($50), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8) High Relief, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8) Bullion, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) Antique, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) Coloured, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) with coloured version, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) High Relief, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with coloured and gilded versions, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50c) with coloured version, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25c) coloured, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25c) coloured - China design, Year of the Mouse 2020
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Mouse 2020 PNC

All (83) coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
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One Dollar 1999 (Silver, Shilling) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · ONE DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2010 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2010 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Burke and Wills unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Dingo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Bilby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2011 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2012 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2012 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Bush Babies - Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Echidna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Wombat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2013 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2014 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2014 Baby Keepsake unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2014 Christmas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2015 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2016 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2016 Richmond Birdwing Butterfly unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2017 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2018 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2018 Merry Christmas 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2018 Royal Wedding 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2018 Kangaroo at Sunset 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2019 Kangaroo at Sunset 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 Gottwald Portrait 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Merry Christmas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Double Sunrise Service unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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One Dollar 2021 Kangaroo Penny unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2021
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One Dollar 2022 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, Large
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit9,000
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-RAQM-ENQG
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