1 Ounce Platinum Year of the Rat Lunar Coin - 2020

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1,027.91 EUR

SKU SKUPTC1OZRAT
Weight 31.105 Grams / 1.000 Oz
Serial Number No
Condition Uncirculated
Packaging Capsule
Manufacturer Perth Mint

Description

Brand new 2020 Year of the Rat / Mouse platinum 1 Ounce coin, 999.5.
 
These coins are in new and uncirculated condition. 
 
This coin is part of the Perth Mint's lunar III series, however, this is the first year that this series has been available in platinum. Previous Lunar series coins were available in gold and silver only. 
 
Design of the Platinum Lunar Coin
These coins features a similar design to the gold and silver Lunar Mouse / Rat coin. The front of each coin features a portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. Written above her head are the words 'Elizabeth II', and 'Australia'. At the bottom of each coin is it's face value, purity, weight, and metal type. The periodic symbol for platinum, Pt, is used to denote that this is a platinum bullion coin. Each coin contains 999.5 fine platinum bullion, and weighs 1 troy ounce. This platinum coin has a face value of $100 AUD.
 
The reverse side of the coin features an image of a Rat holding onto a piece of wheat, while standing in a wheat field. The Year of the Rat is symbolic of wealth and abundance, and this image implies that there is an abundance of food available for the Rat. The word 'Mouse' and the year '2020' are inscribed on the reverse of this coin. 
 
About the Lunar Series
The Lunar Series was first released by the Perth Mint in the 1996, in gold. Since then it has gained in popularity and has a following among numismatic collectors and bullion enthusiasts. The series follows the Chinese Lunar calendar, and depicts a new animal each year. After 12 years, the cycle repeats itself. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar calendar, each representing different characteristics in people born in that year, as well as offering horoscope like preditions for the future year based on trends and characteristics of the animal. 
 
The Rat / Mouse is considered a very agile and highly intelligent animal, and is considered to be a good year to be born into. Rats are also symbolic of wealth and abundance in Chinese culture. 
 
Delivery of the Platinum Lunar Series.
These coins are delivered from the Perth Mint in a plastic capsule, which protects these coins and ensures that they do not get scratched or damaged. SuisseGold.eu offers these coins for VAT-exempt Swiss storage or for delivery. For clients wishing to store their coins in Zurich, we offer one year free storage. Clients may at any time select to sell their coins back to us or have them delivered. 

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