The latest design in the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint of England is that of the rat. 2020 marks the first year in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac and the Year of the Mouse is first. Arriving first in the Great Race to meet the Jade Emperor, the mouse used trickery to deceive the ox and finish first in the race. Today, 2020 1 oz British Silver Lunar Year of the Rat Coins are available to you online from Wall Street Metals.
- 7th issue in the Royal Mint Shengxiao Series!
- Limited mintage of only 138,888 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- The face value of 2 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
- A rat is featured foraging with its snout in the air on the reverse of the coin.
- Design from PJ Lynch.
The Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint of England was introduced by 2014 and has proven exceptionally popular with investors and collectors in the years since. Unlike other lunar-themed series, the Royal Mints Shengxiao Collection offers just a 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold bullion coin with a variety of other weights in the proof series.
All 2020 1 oz British Silver Lunar Year of the Rat Coins in this listing come to you with individual plastic capsules or inside of sealed rolls of 20 coins. Each individual coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and features a unique design from PJ Lynch for the 2020 Year of the Rat.
On the reverse of 2020 British Silver Lunar Year of the Rat Coin is the image of a rat foraging amidst the foliage. The rat has stopped and has its head and snout lifted in the air. The curious nature of the rat is on display as it raises its nose in the air to sniff out impending danger. Inscriptions on this side include Year of the Rat 2020 and the Chinese symbol for the rat.
The obverse of 2020 1 oz British Silver Lunar Year of the Rat Coin has a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty as created in July 2015 by Jody Clark. The portrait depicts the Queen at the age of 89 wearing the Royal Diadem crown with a guilloche background field.
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