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1996 Australia Year of the Rat 1/10 oz Gold Lunar (Series 1) $15 Coin NGC MS70 Exclusive Australia Label

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Why purchase this flawless Lunar Series I, 1996 Australian Year of the Rat gold coin?

1996 marks the first year of issue for the Perth Mint's wildly popular Lunar Series I. Coins of the twelve year series are dedicated to the symbolism represented by the animals of the ancient Chinese zodiac. The Rat, representing curiosity, resourcefulness and intuition, is the first symbol of the zodiac, commemorated with this 16.1 mm diameter coin struck from 1/10 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold. The coin's mintage of 3,792 is the lowest for the 1/10 oz. size for the series.

Enchanting Year of the Rat Design

Featured on the reverse is the artistry of Perth Mint Designer Tony Dean, depicting a meticulously detailed rat in a landscape scattered with grass and small stones. Inscribed with the Chinese character symbolizing "Rat," "1996" and "1/10 OZ 9999 GOLD."

The obverse is inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "15 DOLLARS" around the Raphael Maklouf tiara portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Perfect Mint State 70 with Exclusive Australia Label

This 1996 Australia Gold $15 Lunar Year of the Rat bullion coin is encapsulated in a protective holder bearing ModernCoinMart's specially designed exclusive Australia themed grading label. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has reviewed and certified this stunning coin a flawless Mint State 70 (MS70), having no visible imperfections at 5x magnification.

Make this perfectly struck 1996 Australian Year of the Rat gold coin the next addition to your collection of Lunar Year coins! Don't delay, purchase the low-mintage treasure from MCM today!

Year of Issue:1996
Mint:Perth Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Finish:Mint State
Label/Signature:Exclusive Australia Label
Display Weight:1/10 oz
Weight in Grams:3.1104 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1 oz
Diameter:16.1 mm
Thickness:1.50 mm
Legal Tender:Australia
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Rat Climbing on Rocks With Character for 'Rat'
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Raphael Maklouf