Lunar Series I coins are highly sought after for their low mintages and strikingly detailed designs – a hallmark of this series. The Mouse is the tenth release of this series and has a special place in Chinese folklore for beating the Ox by jumping on him in order to pass a river resulting in it becoming the first animal of the Zodiac. People born under the influence of the Mouse are said to be ambitious and work hard to achieve their goals.
This 40.6mm diameter 2008 Year of the Mouse coin is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. The exquisitely crafted piece has a reported mintage of 59,623 pieces.
The reverse of this coin depicts a mouse with its nose pointed at the sky.