2020 Queen Elizabeth II 'Lunar Year of the Rat' 999.9 Gold Proof Coin

  • £2,295.00


2020 Queen Elizabeth II 'Lunar Year of the Rat' 999.9 Gold Proof Coin - Box / COA

The Rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the Year of the Rat are thought to share personality traits such as intelligence, resourcefulness and generosity.

The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection combines British minting craftsmanship with centuries-old Chinese traditions. Artist Harry Brockway has
created the sixth design of the series, working with The Royal Mint’s Coin Design team to create a design which summarises the characteristics
of people born in the Year of the Pig, depicting their generous and compassionate personalities with a feeling of home and loyalty.

We have celebrated the Chinese zodiac since 2014, releasing new additions to The Shēngxiào Collection every year. Each coin fuses British
craftsmanship with ancient Chinese traditions, ensuring the heritage and history behind this practice is evident in each design. This year is a
special moment in the lunar calendar as the pig appears only once every 12 years – meaning this is a unique opportunity to mark an important
Chinese tradition.

1 oz specifications
Issue Limit 888
Denomination £100
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Weight 31.21g
Diameter 32.69mm
Reverse Designer P.J. Lynch
Obverse Designer Jody Clark

 

Quarter oz specifications
Issue Limit 398
Denomination £25
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Weight 7.80 g
Diameter 22.00mm
Reverse Designer P.J. Lynch
Obverse Designer Jody Clark

 

We endevour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive  some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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