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Why buy this 2020 $1 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of the Rat?
Lunar coins are among the most popular themes among collectors. In 2020, the Royal Australian Mint is honoring the lunar calendar with this Silver Year of the Rat. People born in the year of the rat are said to be enterprising and smart. Part of a mintage of 50,000 pieces, this coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver. The coin will arrive in GEM Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Lunar Themed Effigy
The coin's obverse bears a right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. The effigy shows the monarch wearing her Royal Diamond Diadem, earrings, and a necklace. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," is inscribed on the rim frame. Joining her are the name of the issuing country, "AUSTRALIA," the weight and purity of the coin, "1 OZ 999 AG," and the coin's face value, "1 DOLLAR." The effigy of the coin is surrounded by a circle of zodiac animals, representing the lunar calendar.
On the reverse, a detailed depiction of a mouse climbing atop a lychee plan appears alongside the inscriptions for "Year of the Rat," the Chinese Symbol for rat, and the coin's weight and metal content.
Add this 1 oz Silver 2020 $1 Australia Lunar Year of the Rat to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Australian Legal Tender|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II with Lunar Animals|
|Reverse Design:||Year of the Rat|