Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 UK 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin | The Royal Mint

Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 United Kingdom Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition 388

  • Celebrate the start of a new lunar cycle
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 388 – the number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese culture
  • Features original artwork designed especially for this official UK coin
  • A beautiful fusion of British and Chinese tradition
  • A perfect gift for anyone celebrating a landmark birthday or anniversary
Price: £585.00
  • Sold Out
  • Product code: UKR20QO
  • Limited Edition 388

A Godly Creature in Chinese Culture

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

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

In Chinese culture the rat is thought of as godly creature, capable of helping humans by warning of natural disasters. People born in the Year of the Rat are considered smart and resourceful, with a positive outlook on life.

With the release of the seventh coin in The Shēngxiào Collection, the zodiac cycle starts over, which means the Rat is in the ascendancy. P. J. Lynch’s design showcases the qualities of this fascinating animal. A rat, bristling with agility and inquisitiveness, is set against a backdrop of peonies – a symbolic flower in Chinese culture.

Denomination £25
Maximum Coin Mintage 398
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Weight 7.80 g
Diameter 22.00mm
Reverse Designer P.J. Lynch
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Edge Milled
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
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