Year of the Rat Lunar Series I (2007). Product Specification: FRESH OFF A MINT-SEALED ROLL.Mint Mark: Perth Mint (Not Shown). Metal Content: 1 troy oz. The Perth Mint is responsible for introducing what is arguably the most popular collection of Lunar Series coin designs. The Lunar Series I collection ran from 1996 to 2007 and debuted with the Year of the Rat design, following exactly the 12-year cycle of the Lunar Calendar that begins with the Year of the Rat and ends with the Year of the Pig. Perth Mint's second collection of lunar designs, Lunar Series II, launched with a 2008 Australian Silver Lunar Rat coin and a second Year of the Rat design in 2008 to conclude the Lunar Series I program as the second collection debuted. On the obverse side of all 2008 Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coins is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in the fourth-generation design from Royal Mint of England coins. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, it is the fifth image of the Queen to feature on Australian coinage and depicts her wearing a subtler crown than previous designs. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "bodhi_2020" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom.