2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coins - Silver.comâ„¢
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2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has its own lunar-themed bullion coin series in the form of the Australian Lunar Series. With silver and gold bullion coins available alongside proof options, the Australian Lunar Series is popular with investors around the globe for offering its own distinctive designs. Now, 2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coin ships to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
  • Latest design in the Australian Lunar Series!
  • Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
  • Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
  • Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by Australia.
  • On the obverse side of the coin is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse bears the Year of the Rat design with two rats and an oak branch.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar, also known as the Zodiac or Shengxiao, is a 12-year cycle that includes a different animal for each of the 12 years in the cycle. The animals represent different characteristics and traits for the individuals born under those signs. In each case, the animal is viewed as having the same characteristics. Those born under the sign of the rat, for example, are said to be clever and cunning, just like the animal itself.

In the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, the Year of the Rat comes first in the cycle. The rat was chosen first because it arrived first to a meeting with the Jade Emperor. The rat could easily have been second to the ox, but it hitched a ride with the ox to the meeting to facilitate an easier crossing at a river. Just before arriving, the rat jumped off the ox to cross the line first.

On the obverse face of 2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait of Her Majesty was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and depicts the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. This is the fifth-generation design to feature on Australian coinage. Around the design field is a Zodiac wheel with each of the 12 animals featured, including the rat at the top of the wheel.

The reverse side of the 2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coin comes with a depiction of two rats together on an oak branch. The rats and the oak branch are accompanied by three oak leaves and a single acorn. The numbers two and three are considered lucky in Chinese mythology.

These 2020 1 oz Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coins are available with individual capsules from the mint. Each one is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Royal Australian Mint has released a brand-new security feature on its coins starting with these Gold Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coins. The security feature is not visible to the naked eye and is found on the edge of the coin.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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