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Australia and China Offer ‘Year of the Mouse’ Commemorative Coins

Australian Lunar Series II 2008 Coloured Mouse 1oz Silver Coin images courtesy of Perth Mint)The Chinese calendar offers an intriguing system of time measurement that predates all other calendars. For coin collectors, its yearly changing of themes also makes it well designed for commemorative coins.

February 7 marks the start of the 'Year of the Rat', which occurs once every 12 years. (Several past, present and next occurrence years are, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.)

For this new year, there are several commemorative coins celebrating the event from at least two different countries.

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Ancient 800 Year-Old Chinese Merchant Ship Raised in South China Sea

Chinese archaeologists have raised an 800 year-old merchant ship built during the Song dynasty (960-1279). It's dubbed the "Titanic of China" and before...

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