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|2008 Australian Year of the Rat Silver Bullion Coins - Series 2|
For the second series, it looks as though the reverse design for each year will be identical for all sizes (weights), while both the denomination (face value), and weight will be shown on the obverse, as can be seen from our photographs.
The second series also features the Chinese character for the animal the year represents, so the 2008 coins feature the Chinese character for mouse.
Please see also our 2008 Silver Rat Series I page.
Year of the Rat Dates
The Chinese year 4706 is the year of the rat, and runs from February 7th 2008 to January 25th 2009.
One Ounce Silver Bullion Coins
Australia first issued a one ounce silver bullion coin, the Kookaburra, in 1990.
In 1999, it was decided to issue a silver Chinese Lunar Year series of silver bullion coins, following the success of the gold versions which started in 1996.
7 or 8 Sizes of Silver Bullion Coins
In 1992, the Perth Mint introduced large silver bullion coins, in weights of two ounce, ten ounces and one kilogramme (31.1 ounces). For lunar silver coins, there is also a half ounce version, a 5 ounce, and a half kilo.
This years "Chinese Lunar Year" series is available in only three weights, the one ounce, two ounce and one kilo.
For detailed specifications, please see our Specifications of Australian Silver Bullion Coins page.
We are now accepting orders for the 2008 Australian coins in sizes, we can probably obtain the 10 kilo version on request.
Many people ask us for next year's coins in the approach to New Year, and we believe that these will be very popular this year.
The Australian coins are made to very high standards of design and production. Each coin also comes in its own protective plastic capsule.
We are now starting to stock some of the Perth Mint collectable coins. For the Chinese Lunar Calendar Series II we have available from stock the 2008 Year of the Mouse gilded coin, the 4 Coin 1oz Silver Type Set Collection and the 2008 Year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Coloured Edition.
Half Ounce Lunar Year of the Mouse Silver Coin
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Because its gold series started in 1996, and its first silver series did not start until 1999, the two series are three years out of phase with each other. Obviously, the coins relate to their correct years, but the start and end of the coins cycle is different.
To correct this, the Perth Mint decided to issue the 2008 Year of the Rat - Series 1, 2009 Year of the Ox - Series 1, and 2010 Year of the Tiger - Series 1 silver coins between 23rd July 2007 and 31st August 2007.
2008 Silver Kookaburra
We will also have the 2008 Australian silver Kookaburras in stock in September / October 2007.
2008 Gold Year of the Rat
We also have the 2008 gold Year of the Rat coins in stock in September / October 2007.
2008 Australian Gold Nugget
We also have the 2008 gold Nuggets in stock in September / October 2007.
If you want to find the value of a coin you own, please take a look at our page I've Found An Old Coin, What's It Worth?
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