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Brand new and uncirculated 2020 Year of the Rat 1 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin
This coin marks the first in the Lunar Series III issued by the Perth Mint.
Design of the Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Rat Coin - 2020 Edition
The Perth Mint Lunar Rat Silver Coin features an image of two rats standing on two ears of corn, eating the kernels. One rat is seated and the other is standing. The coin features the words 'Mouse' and '2020' to the right of the image of the rats.
The front of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II, with the words 'Elizabeth II' and 'Australia' at the top. Below the Queen's image are the coin's weight, fineness, metal type, and face value. Each coin has a face value of $1 AUD. All 2020 Lunar Series silver coins contain 9999 fine investment grade silver bullion. This makes them some of the highest quality silver coins available on the market today.
The Year of the Rat
The Year of the Rat is the first year in the 12 year Chinese Lunar calendar cycle. Rats are associated with both surplus and with wealth, making them a very popular sign in Chinese culture. Those born into the year of the rat are considered to be clever, successful and content in life. The Year of the Rat is also referred to as the Year of the Mouse.
About the Perth Mint Lunar Series
The Perth Mint first released it Lunar Series back in 1996, with a lunar gold coin that was only available in four sizes. The silver Lunar series was released in 1999. The silver series was originally released in 999 fine silver bullion, but this was upgraded to 9999 fine silver bullion in 2017.
The Lunar Series is one of the Perth Mint's best selling ranges. The Lunar Series available are referred to as the Lunar Series I, Lunar Series II and Lunar Series III, depending on which 12 year cycle the coin was made in. 2020 marks the first release of the Lunar Series III with the Year of the Rat coin. Silver Lunar coins are available in a wide range of sizes. These includ 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz and 1 kg sizes silver coins. For the smaller sized coins, clients may purchased them wrapped in packs of 20 coins. Each of these coins comes in its own plastic capsule to prevent damage and tarnishing.
The Perth Mint release a range of other highly popular silver coins - these include the silver Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala, all of which are available in 1 Oz sizes. All three of these are part of the Perth Mint's indigenous wildlife series.
All Lunar Year of the Rat coins are availalbe for VAT-exempt storage located in Switzerland, or for delivery. For clients using our storage service, we offer guaranteed buyback of coins in storage.
Price includes free vault storage for one year from the time of purchase.