The Lunar Year of the Rat in 2020 is particularly unique in the Zodiac because the number 2 is considered exceptionally lucky to those born under the sign of the rat. The Royal Australian Mint has a wide range of bullion products out for the 2020 Year of the Rat in the Australian Lunar Series, with the leading investment options being the 1 oz silver and gold coins. Right now, the new 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule or sealed plastic with 10 coins!
- Latest issue of the Australian Lunar Series!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II with a Zodiac wheel of the 12 animals from the lunar calendar.
- On the reverse side of the coin is a rat standing on a half-moon with a lychee branch behind it.
Each 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coin in this product listing is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The silver coins are housed inside of a protective plastic capsule or sealed together in plastic for groups of 10 coins.
The design of the Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Coin is exceptionally detailed in the elements it includes. Along with the rat, there is a lychee branch in the background. In Chinese culture, the lychee is synonymous with intelligence and fits perfectly with the Year of the Rat as the creature is considered to be very clever. The rat stands on a half-moon, a nod to the Lunar Calendar.
For the obverse field, 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat coins offer the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. The image captures the Queen at the age of 89. Surrounding the effigy of Her Majesty is a Zodiac wheel with each of the 12 animals from the Zodiac. The rat is situated at the very top to mark its position as the animal of focus in 2020.
On the reverse of the 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat coin is the image of the rat. The rat is clever and inquisitive, and if you look closely enough, it almost appears as though this rat is smiling. The Chinese Mandarin symbol for the rat is featured on this side as well, along with inscriptions of the weight, purity, and metal content.
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