Lunar-themed coined are incredibly popular in circles of investors and collectors. When these coins are made out of .9999 fine gold, they are even more beloved. Right now, you can purchase the 2020 1 oz Proof Royal Australian Mint Gold Year of the Rat Domed Coin from JM Bullion.
- Coins ship with a display box, outer box, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to just 750 coins!
- Each coin contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold!
- Unique domed shape!
- Given a face value of $100 (AUS) backed by the government of Australia.
- Obverse features the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth surrounded by the lunar calendar wheel.
- Reverse shows a rat surrounded by lychee.
The coins in this listing ship in a red scalloped display box that coins with a decorative outer box. Every coin also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that validates it as a legitimate coin from the Royal Australian Mint.
These coins feature a unique dome-shaped appearance. One face of the coin is convex and the other is concave. The mintage was limited to just 750 coins, so they will be very limited in the market.
On the obverse side of each 2020 1 oz Proof Royal Australian Mint Gold Year of the Rat Domed Coin, you will see the image of a lunar calendar wheel as it encircles the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The rat is featured proudly at the top of the wheel. Engravings on this side of the coin include, “Elizabeth II,” “Australia 2020,” and “100 Dollars.”
The reverse face of these coins showcases a smiling rat among lychee branches. The design celebrates the Year of the Rat in the Chinese lunar calendar. The rat marks the beginning of a new lunar calendar cycle, as the rat wins the race in the folk story associated with the lunar calendar. On this side of the coin, you will find the following engravings: “Year of the Rat,” “1 oz .9999 Au,” and the Chinese symbol for rat.
The Year of the Rat is the first animal in the twelve-year lunar calendar. According to the folklore, the Jade Emperor asked twelve animals to compete in a race across the river. The rat finished the race first using his wit. For this reason, people who are born in the Year of the Rat are said to be smart, clever, talented, persuasive, and self-aware.
The Royal Australian Mint is responsible for producing these unique gold coins. In addition, the mint is also the sole creator of all of Australia’s circulating coins. It is located in Canberra, Australia, and is the first mint in Australia to not be a branch of the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.
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