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2020 Lunar Year Of The Rat One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

UKR20SP 2020 Lunar Year Of The Rat One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Boxed

Buy a 2020 Lunar Year Of The Rat One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The 2020 silver proof Year of the Rat one ounce coin is the seventh release in The Royal Mint's lunar series collection and has a limited edition presentation of just 2,588. Formally known as the Shengxiao Collection, the rat is the first animal in the 12-year cycle. But the rat has come midway through the series because The Royal Mint only began the series in 2014 with the Year of the Horse. These collectable 1oz coins are inspired by the Chinese zodiac, its animals and their attributes. Each annual release has combined Chinese and British design elements and the Year of the Rat range is no different. They feature a reverse created by Patrick Lynch that shows a whiskered rat amid blossoms with the Chinese character for the rat to the left: '鼠'. Those born under this sign are said to be clever, adaptable and kind. Lynch was careful to reflect some of these traits in his design, commenting: 'Rats are such intelligent creatures'. The obverse features Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, alongside the face value of Two Pounds. Your limited edition coin weighs 31.21 grams, measures 38.61 millimetres in diameter and is issued in the original Royal Mint presentation case as standard. A certificate of authenticity and protective capsule is found inside the box. Each pre-owned Lunar coin is struck to a high-quality proof standard and it's advised you leave your silver UK coin in its capsule to protect its finish.
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Jody Clark's portrait of Elizabeth II. Lettering: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 2 POUNDS ·'.


A clever rat, foraging around some blossoms. Designed by PJ Lynch. Legend: 'YEAR OF THE RAT 2020 · 1OZ FINE SILVER 999 鼠'.


UK collectors coin struck in 0.999 fine silver to a proof finish. Weight: 31.21 grams. Dimeter: 38.61 millimetres and a face value of Two Pounds / £2.


Pre-owned. Issued in original Royal Mint presentation box with certificate of authenticity. Limited edition of 2,588.


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