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