2020 1oz Gold Proof Coin – Lunar Year of the Rat BU


The 2020 1oz Gold Proof Coin - Lunar Year of the Rat BU

One Ounce Gold Proof Lunar, 2020 Year of the Rat.

If you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 then you are in the Year of the Rat.

The Shengxiào Collection, named after the Chinese zodiac, was started by the Royal Mint in 2014. Each year a Lunar animal of the Chinese zodiac representing that year is shown.

Maximum mintage is 898, but as the Chinese lucky number is 8, the Limited Edition Presentation issue is 888. These coins are available (subject to stock) from the Royal Mint Shop (product code UKR20GP).

Specifications:

  • Weight: Pure gold content 1 Troy oz
  • Diameter: 32.69 mm
  • Alloy: 999.9 Fine Gold
  • Denomination: £100
The Reverse, by P.J. Lynch, shows a rat in its natural environment.

Edge is milled.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 898 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2020 ?
The Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minster is Boris Johnson. US President is Donald Trump. The UK finally leave the EU on 31 January at 11pm. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic devastates the World and the UK is in lock-down. It's a terrible year for most people with illnesses, deaths, job losses, school closures and a general loss of normality of life. But many Shares still perform well and gold, silver and bitcoin see massive gains.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
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Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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2008 Year of the Rat - $10 99.99% Gold Proof Coin - Lunar Series - RAM -
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