shopper approved
    1500.4
    -11.56
    17.82
    -0.20
    931.6
    -6.00
    1592.25
    -4.50

    1996 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Rat Coin (BU)

    paper-check wire bitcoin gray-card paypal
    Qty ACH/Check/Wire Bitcoin Card/PayPal
    1+ $1,850.40 $1,869.67 $1,927.50
    Currently Out of Stock

    This item is currently out of stock. Please click "In-Stock Alert" below to be added to the in-stock notifications.

    Log in to add In-Stock Alert
    Free Shipping on $99+ Orders

    Tracking and insurance included on all orders

    The Perth Mint recently concluded its popular Lunar Series II collection in 2019 and with 24 different designs out there from the two collective lunar-themed series, there is always a chance to collect the coins in this coveted program. The Perth Mints original Lunar Series program launched in 1996 with the first year of the lunar calendar, the Year of the Rat. The 1996 1 oz Australian Gold Rat Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.

    Coin Highlights:

    • Coins arrive inside of protective plastic capsules!
    • 1st issue of the Lunar Series I collection!
    • Limited mintage of only 16,593 coins!
    • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
    • Issued a face value of $100 (AUD) by Australia.
    • On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
    • Reverse includes the distinctive Year of the Rat design.

    Youll find that the Lunar Series I coins have lower mintage figures than their successors in the Lunar Series II collection. These 1996 1 oz Australian Gold Rat coins had the second lowest mintage of either series at just 16,593 coins in total. Each one is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with a protective capsule to house the coin.

    The Lunar Series I collection debuted in 1996 with this Year of the Rat issue. The Perth Mint followed the exact order of the 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, cycling from the Year of the Rat (year 1) to the Year of the Pig (year 12). These 1996 Australian Gold Rat Coins launched a craze among gold buyers that continued through the second series.

    On the reverse of 1996 1 oz Australian Gold Rat Coins is the image of the Year of the Rat design. This debut design in the series was created by Tony Dean and features the image of a rat climbing along some small rocks. The Chinese character for rat is included and the coins have a beaded design rim. Other markings include the year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content of the coins.

    The obverse side of 1996 Australian Gold Rat Coins features the third-generation design of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally created in 1984 by Raphael Maklouf for the Royal Mint, the design was in use on British coinage through 1997 and was also used on various coin programs for Commonwealth nations. This right-profile portrait is a very ornate design and captures the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown, earrings, and a necklace. Engravings include the face value, nation of issue, and the Queens name.

    We encourage al JM Bullion customers with questions about gold for sale to reach out to us. You can connect with our customer service team on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or send us an email with your questions.

    JMB ID 2208681
    Year 1996
    Mint Mark Not Shown
    Purity .9999
    Manufacturer Perth Mint
    Thickness 2.8 mm
    Diameter 32.1 mm
    Denomination $100
    Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
    Face Value $100 AUD
    Issuing Country Australia
    Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
    Reverse Designer Tony Dean
    Edge Design Reeded
    Series Lunar Series I
    CoA No
    Capsule Size 32 mm
    Packaging Type Plastic Capsule
    Package Dimensions 1.699x1.699x0.276
    Weight 1 Troy Ounce
    Shipping Free Shipping on Orders Over $99
    When will I receive my order?+

    The majority of orders ship out within one (1) business day of cleared payment. From there, delivery time will vary depending on your selected shipping method. If your order ships via the United States Postal Service, it will usually be delivered within 2-5 business days, depending on your location relevant to our fulfillment center in Las Vegas, Nevada. We cannot guarantee delivery dates, unfortunately, because that is, ultimately, dependent on the mail carrier. Below are the common time frames for most orders most of the time, broken down by payment method:

    Paper Check: Most paper check orders will be marked Paid by 4:00 p.m. CST the same day the check is deposited; however, we cannot predict how long itll take USPS to get the check to us. Paper checks take 3-5 business days to clear with our Billing Department from the date on which they are marked Paid. Once cleared, most paper check orders ship within 1 business day. Depending on shipping method, paper check orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    ACH: ACH orders will be marked "Paid" within 24 business hours of order placement. ACH payments take 3-5 business days to clear with our Billing Department from the date on which they are marked "Paid." Once cleared, most ACH orders ship within 1 business day. Depending on shipping method, ACH orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    Credit/Debit Card: Most credit/debit card orders will be marked Paid within 24 business hours of order placement. Credit/debit card payments clear immediately, and most of these orders ship within 1 business day of cleared payment. Depending on shipping method, credit/debit card orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    PayPal: Most PayPal orders are marked Paid almost instantly upon order placement and clear immediately upon being marked Paid. Most PayPal orders ship within 1 business day of cleared payment. Depending on shipping method, PayPal orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    Bank Wire: Most bank wire orders will be marked Paid within half a business day of the initiation of the bank wire transfer. Bank wire payments clear immediately upon receipt, and most of these orders ship within 1 business day of cleared payment. Depending on shipping method, bank wire orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    Bitcoin: Most bitcoin orders are marked Paid within 24 business hours of order placement. Bitcoin payments clear immediately, and most of these orders ship within 1 business day of cleared payment. Depending on shipping method, bitcoin orders should be delivered within 1-5 business days of shipment.

    Will I need to sign for my package?+

    Orders under $1000 will not require a signature unless that option is selected and paid for at checkout. Orders over $1000 will always require a signature for delivery.

    What happens if my order is lost or damaged in transit?+

    In the unlikely event your order is lost in transit, please contact us immediately so we can begin the claims process. If your items are not recovered, you will be entitled to a full reimbursement of the losses in accordance with the specific shippers insurance policy. As stated in our Terms and Conditions, we must be contacted within the first two (2) days of delivery concerning any damaged packages.

    Do you ship internationally?+

    We only ship to U.S. addresses (including P.O. Boxes and APO addresses).

    Do I have to ship my order to my billing address?+

    Depending on your method of payment, it is possible to have your order shipped to an address other than your billing address. If you pay with paper check, bank wire, ACH, or bitcoin, you may have your order shipped wherever you please, with two exceptionsUPS locations and mail forwarding locations. If you pay with a credit/debit card, it depends on your order history. If you pay via PayPal, your order must ship to a PayPal Verified address.

    How will I know when my order ships?+

    We will notify you by email once your order ships. You can also check the current status by logging in to your account or using ourTrack An Orderpage.

    How do I choose my shipping method?+

    You may choose how your order is shipped during the checkout process. In the last section of the checkout page, 4 Shipping Method, you will see the available shipping options for your order. If your purchase is eligible for free shipping, the pre-selected option will be base shipping, which is either USPS or UPS at our choice. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, you may choose one of the other options for a small fee. Simply click on the circle next to the shipping method you desire, and your order will be shipped via that method.

    If my order includes an item on presale, will the in-stock items ship first?+

    Unfortunately, due to the way insurance is applied to an order, everything must ship at the same time (i.e., in-stock items must await shipment until all presale items have arrived). Your order will ship in its entirety within 24-72 hours of our receiving the presale item. An email notification will be sent when your order ships.

    How do I ship my buyback order to you?+

    We utilize UPS for all buyback shipments. All parcels must be either picked up by UPS or delivered to a UPS Customer Center. The UPS Store is not the same as a UPS Customer Center. We cannot guarantee liability if the parcel is dropped off at a UPS Store, UPS Access Point, UPS Drop Box, or UPS Authorized Service Providers.

    Alternatively, you can ship your order on your own. If you choose to do so, we strongly recommend sending your items via USPS Registered Mail (Signature Required) and purchase insurance to cover the full amount of your items. Please be advised that it may be faster and more cost-effective to ship your order using our prepaid UPS label than sending your items via USPS Registered Mail (Signature Requied).

    Safe Shipping and Packaging Checklist

    • Secure merchandise in smaller box
      • Use additional packaging materials such as padded envelopes, bubble wrap, paper, foam pad, making sure movement of merchandise is restricted. Shake the package to be sure there is no rattle.
    • Mark tracking information
      • Mark tracking number, shipper, and recipient information outside the smaller box. Its needed in case the shipping information on the outside box gets damaged and becomes illegible during transit.
    • Double box your shipments
      • Place the small box inside a larger courier box. Make sure movement is restricted with additional cushioning and double boxing dramatically increases the strength and integrity of the parcel.
    • Proper enclosure
      • Please seal all seams or flaps on the outside of the box with clear tape in addition to adhesive on flap. This is an important step to avoid any tampering.
    • Proper labeling
      • Beware of wording which might express reference to valuable goods. Obvious words that directly relate to valuables are strictly prohibited. Abbreviate names, i.e. turn Robs coin Shop to Robs Shop.
    • Important Considerations
      • Act as if all packages are not insured
      • Include a packing slip and note a trade # and/or account name so this parcel can be verified properly
      • Never reveal the contents of your shipment, even to the courier
      • Never state a value or reference to valuables anywhere on the box or label
      • Do not ship a package with a value in excess of $60,000 per box. We have provided an adequate number of label(s) to accommodate your shipment.
    Do you ship to US territories?+

    We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.

    What does “No Will Call” mean?+

    All UPS shipments ship with a No Will Call restriction, meaning the package cannot be picked up from a UPS location or just left at the delivery address. This is a precaution to prevent orders from being fraudulently intercepted.

    UPS will make three delivery attempts. If nobody is available at the delivery address to sign and accept delivery, the package will be returned to us.

    Where do you ship orders from?+

    All orders will ship from our warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. We mask our return address on all packages as to not give away the contents of the package.

    Do you ship to PO Boxes?+

    Yes, we do! All orders shipping to a PO Box will ship via USPS.

    Do you offer UPS shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?+

    No, we do not. The costs in shipping to these places is extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments.

    How do you ship orders?+

    Orders are shipped in inconspicuous packaging via either USPS or UPS.* All shipments are fully insured. Our shipping policy, which is based on order size, can be viewedhere.

    *UPS 3-Day Air excludes Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, UPS Store, and APO addresses. No Will Call pickups permitted.Saturday service not included.

    Sell to Us Price: Call Us

    Call us at 844-258-2538 or email us at buybacks@jmbullion.com to receive custom bid pricing for this item. Note that buybacks are subject to $1,000 minimums as well as possible maximums depending on inventory positions, and require verbal confirmation via phone.

    Product Reviews