Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the half ounce silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Chinese Astrological Series 2020 Year of the Mouse by the Perth Mint.

The Mint says about it:
An adorable design makes this Year of the Mouse-inspired 1/2oz silver coin the perfect gift celebrating a newborn in 2020. Those born under the sign of the lunar mouse are said to possess enterprising spirits and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goals. They are smart, adaptable and curious by nature.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage7,500
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1/2 oz 9999 Ag" means "half ounce of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts "a coloured representation of a baby mouse eating cheese atop a beautifully wrapped present".

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

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right. Above the gift box and on the right, the designer's initials JM (for Jennifer McKenna).

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription YEAR OF THE MOUSE 鼠
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 0.500
Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid sheathed in a "charmingly illustrated shipper" and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 20G20AAA
Issue price: AU$ 74.00, US$ 51.83

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
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Mouse

Lunar baby animal coloured coins issued for Tuvalu include:
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Pig 2019
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Mouse 2020
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Ox 2021
- 1/2 Silver Coloured Proof, Baby Tiger 2022

All (39) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Forever Love - Koalas 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2012
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Forever Love - Dolphins 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Forever Love - Cockatoos 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2014
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Mother's Love - Giraffe 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 999 Ag 2014 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Always Together - Kittens 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Always Together - Puppies 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2016
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Always Together - Horses 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Always Together - Penguins 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2018 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Baby Pig 7,150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 50 CENTS TUVALU
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Always Together - Otters 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Baby Ox 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Dr. No 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - From Russia With Love 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Goldfinger 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Thunderball 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - You Only Live Twice 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Man With The Golden Gun 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Diamonds Are Forever 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Live And Let Die 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - The Spy Who Loved Me 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - Moonraker 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 James Bond - For Your Eyes Only 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Baby Tiger 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Octopussy 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - A View To A Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The Living Daylights 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Licence To Kill 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - GoldenEye 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Tomorrow Never Dies 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - The World Is Not Enough 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Die Another Day 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Casino Royale 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Quantum of Solace 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Skyfall 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - Spectre 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 James Bond - No Time To Die 12,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1/2 oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 50 CENTS
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Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse - Baby Mouse: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.600 mm
Mass15.553 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-PGMR-EPQM
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