2020 UK Lunar Rat 1oz Silver Coin

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If you're ready to sell your items to us you can post them to us via Royal Mail. Full instructions can be found below.

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Items can be posted to us - we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery service to ensure your goods are delivered securely. Alternatively, they can be brought into our secure showroom upon appointment. 

Step 1: Download, print, and complete our 'Sell To Us' form and include this inside your parcel with your securely wrapped items.

Step 2: Send your parcel to Atkinsons, PO Box 18513, Sutton Coldfield, B73 9XB. Royal Mail Special Delivery should be used to safely post your items. Parcels can be insured up to £2,500.00. Parcels with a value exceeding this should be split into packs each containing a value of less than £2,500.00.

Step 3: When your parcel has arrived with us, our purchasing team will contact you to agree the finalised price. Payment can then be made by bank transfer, with funds appearing in your account within 72 hours.  There may be an option to have a same day payment subject to limits and cut off times (a charge of £25 is applicable).  Personal cheques are also available if preferred.

If you have any further questions please contact one of our experienced team on 0121 355 0620 or email info@atkinsonsbullion.com

Please Note: Quotations are an indication of the price only, based on the current metal price. The actual price you receive will be based on the live metal price when we receive your items. All goods are tested to verify weight and purity.

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The 2020 UK Lunar Rat 1oz Silver Coin was the seventh coin in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection in celebration of the Year of the Rat, the first of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The reverse design features a detailed design showing a rat crouching and sniffing the air, depicting its curious nature, along with the inscription 'Year of the Rat 2020'. Also detailed upon this side of the coin is the weight and fineness.

The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a guilloche background design, and the monetary denomination of £2.

  • Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.0 Fine Silver.
  • Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
  • Bullion finish.
  • VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 38.61mm Thickness: 3.0mm.

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The Lunar Rat coin is the seventh coin in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The Rat is the first of the 12 animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Rat include 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be clever and quick thinking people who are successful, but also content with living a quiet life.

The images show the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item.

These coins are sold under the second-hand margin scheme so there is no VAT to pay.

Product Type Coin
Weight 31.1035
Country UK
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
Year 2020
Fine Content 31.1035
Condition Used
Fineness 999
Finish Bullion
Face Value £2
Diameter 38.61mm
Thickness 3.00mm