2020 Five Pound Coin – Year of the Rat BU


The 2020 Five Pound Coin - Lunar Year of the Rat BU

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.

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.

Besides the BU coin, the same design is available in silver 1oz proof, silver 5oz, gold 1oz and gold 1/4oz. The BU coin was originally housed in a fold-out wallet.

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint
 


Mintage: Not known
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.
General Description: Five Pound Coins
As Crowns were redenominated from 25p (five shillings) to £5 in 1990, this category contains the newer 'decimal crowns'. We call them five pound coins because there are quite a number of these and the Royal Mint doesn't always refer to them as Crowns, although they seem to have the same weight and general dimensions. For the older, traditional coins see our Crowns category.

The Royal Mint issue many £5 coins both individually and as a series. They are all commemorative and are usually available as BU and silver, often gold and sometimes with other series variants like 1oz, 5oz, 10oz, etc. There are always plenty on ebay.
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
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

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.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Five Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
2 X Lunar Year of the Rat & Ox Five Pound £5 Coin Royal Mint BU Sealed Pack.,
2 X Lunar Year of the Rat & Ox Five Pound £5 Coin Royal Mint BU Sealed Pack.,
£ 45.89
2020 Lunar Year Of The Rat BU £5 Five Pound Royal Mint Coin Pack
2020 Lunar Year Of The Rat BU £5 Five Pound Royal Mint Coin Pack
£ 34.95
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five Pound £5 Coin Royal Mint BU Quality Pack.
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five Pound £5 Coin Royal Mint BU Quality Pack.
£ 39.95
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat First Ever BU £5 Five Pound Lunar Coin Sealed Pack
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat First Ever BU £5 Five Pound Lunar Coin Sealed Pack
£ 38.99
1990 ~ 2021 FIVE 5 POUND COINS IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKS BU BUNC
1990 ~ 2021 FIVE 5 POUND COINS IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKS BU BUNC
£ 42.50
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five 5 Pound Lunar Coin Sealed Pack BU BUNC
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five 5 Pound Lunar Coin Sealed Pack BU BUNC
£ 39.50
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five Pound  - First Ever BU £5 Lunar Coin Sealed.
2020 UK Lunar Year of the Rat Five Pound - First Ever BU £5 Lunar Coin Sealed.
£ 42.95

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