Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints independently authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

The Australian Opal series uses a technique pioneered by the Perth Mint in which the reverse design is done with opal inserts instead of being coloured.

This one-ounce silver coin with a face value of $1 was issued 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). Its reverse has opal inserts, and - as usual with the opal coins, has a design that differs from the other Year of the Mouse coins issued by the mint the same year.

The Mint says about it:
A wonderful tribute to the enterprising lunar mouse, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, this 1oz silver coin features a spectacular centrepiece of a mouse motif crafted from Australian opal.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The effigy is smaller than usual, allowing for more space in the centre of the obverse which is pattern with rays radiating from the centre.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse - reverse photo

The centre of the reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a mouse, detailed in pure Australian opal, on black background.

Around above, the inscription YEAR OF THE MOUSE. Below, the Chinese character for "mouse" .

In smaller letters around left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2020 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver). The rest of the inner circle is decorated with depictions of stylised lily of the valley flowers and other foliage.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right. The designer's initials LB (for Lucas Bowers) are slightly above that and to the right.

The outer rim is decorated with an "Oriental" geometric pattern.

Reverse Inscription YEAR OF THE MOUSE 鼠 2020 1oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof, opal inserts.
Packaging: in a black display case with a clear lid, packaged within an illustrated red and gold shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20A19AAA
Issue price: AU$ 130.00, US$ 93.09

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

Showing 75 from a total of 175 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
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Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo, RAM 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Brumby 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Dragons Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Great Southern Land 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Double Dragon 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Double Pixiu unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2020 End of WWII 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2020 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 Hand of Faith Nugget 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australia Zoo - Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Tasmanian Devil 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Bullion 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Bullion 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 Opal - Year of the Mouse: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Opal
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness3.950 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NWZJ-OXJL
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