Lunar Year of The Rat 2020 UK 5oz Silver Proof Coin | The Royal Mint

Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 United Kingdom Five-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Limited Edition 188

  • The seventh offering in The Royal Mint’s successful Shēngxiào Collection
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 188 – the number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese culture
  • High demand is anticipated – previous coins in the collection have sold out completely
  • Celebrate the Year of the Rat which signals the start of a new lunar cycle
  • Features original artwork designed especially for this official UK coin
  • A beautiful fusion of British and Chinese tradition
Price: £420.00
  • Awaiting Stock
  • Shipping early August
  • Product code: UKR20S5
  • Limited Edition 188

A Fusion of Two Cultures

Were you, or someone you know, born in the Year of the Rat?

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008  

If you were born in the Year of the Rat, you’re in good company. William Shakespeare, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bono all share this sign, which is associated with intelligence and optimism.

Ever since the first coin celebrating the Year of the Horse in 2014, we have marked the Chinese zodiac by releasing new additions to The Shēngxiào Collection. Each coin celebrates the traits of people born in that year. For 2020, the Year of the Rat joins the collection. P. J. Lynch’s design shows a single rat set against a backdrop of peonies, one of China’s best-loved flowers, in a beautiful fusion of British and Chinese culture.

Denomination £10
Maximum Coin Mintage 198
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 156.30 g
Diameter 65.00mm
Reverse Designer P.J. Lynch
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
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