2008 Australia 2oz Silver Year of the Mouse BU Series (I)
Minted in 2007 | Very Low Mintage 7,221 coins.
The 2008 Silver Lunar Year of the Mouse features a mouse standing on its hind legs, collaborative design. Australian "Year of the Mouse" also called the "Year of the Rat" silver coins were minted in 2007 by the Perth Mint.
Tenth release of the Series of a a 12-Coin series.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
In plastic capsule
Brilliant Uncirculated in original Perth mint hard plastic capsule. 2008 australia series 1 lunar zodiac year of the goat rat mouse 2 troy oz 999 fine silver.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Minted in 2007, with the date of mintage clearly shown under the Queens head
- Comes in a protective plastic capsule.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
- Mintage of 7,221 coins.
- Edge : Reeded
- BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
2008: A Year in History
January 1 – Cyprus and Malta officially adopted the euro.
January 21 – Stock markets around the world plunged, fueled by fears of a US recession thanks to the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007.
February 5 – The stock market plunged more than three percent, while the S&P fell 3.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 370 points.
February 19 – Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba.
August 8 to August 24 – The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China.
September 15 – Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which laid the foundation for the Global financial crisis.
September 29 – The DOW lost 777 points — the largest one-day point decline in history — after the House of Representatives denied a $700 billion bank bailout.
November 4 – Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to hold the office.
December 11 – Bernie Madoff was arrested for his involvement in the largest financial fraud in history.