The Quadrant Mouse set consists of four coins each accounting for one-quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form a shape reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban liang’ coins were first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200BCE.

The top coin’s reverse portrays a mouse climbing a branch with a plum tree bearing flowers in the background. Also included is a butterfly and falling petals.

The reverse of the coin to the right depicts two mice at the foot of the branch among grass, pebbles and half a pomegranate. One mouse is in the midst of climbing the branch.

The reverse of the coin to the left features a mouse in front of a vine which bears a hanging bunch of grapes. Pumpkin leaves and vines are also incorporated with half a pumpkin visible in the foreground.

The bottom coin’s reverse portrays a mouse nestled among pumpkins and greenery eating pomegranate seeds from an exposed fruit.

Each coin’s reverse includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

(27809)

SKU 27809
Barcode # 9327025040189
Brand Perth Mint

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