As the first animal to win The Great Race, enacted by the Jade Emperor, the Rat signifies the beginning of the twelve year Lunar Cycle and the Chinese zodiac.
Those born in the years 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and in 12 year increments before and after these years are known to be extremely intelligent and quick-witted, highly adaptable, and industrious.
One of the most prestigious and recognized Mints in the World, the Royal Mint, pays homage to the year of the rat with this meticulously designed 1 oz 999 pure silver coin.
The Royal Mint is keeping the membership of 1 oz Lunar Year of the Rat silver coin owners limited, with only 88,888 coins in circulation!
On the reverse side is the depiction of a rat, in its natural habitat, its head inclined as it sniffs the air.
A high degree of attention to detail is applied to the design, in addition to the beautiful guilloche background that distinguishes coins of the Royal Mint.
The Lunar year title in addition to the year, weight and purity are the round’s legend.
The obverse bears the modernized effigy of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark.
On the field of the obverse once again contains the intricate guilloche pattern background.
The Queen’s title and the 100 Pound denominational value are also included.
Coins of the Royal Mint enjoy steady demand due to their design and quality.
As the premier coin in a new generation of the lunar series, this edition is also a great addition to your collection.