The Shengxiao Series is the Royal Mint of Englands official lunar-themed design collection. Launched in 2014, it features shared designs across its silver and gold bullion issues with 1 oz weights available in both metals. Right now, you can get the 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coin online at Provident Metals.
Your purchase of a 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coin in this listing comes with an individual protective plastic capsule from the Royal Mint of England. Each individual coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Queen Elizabeth II features in the fifth-generation effigy on the obverse of 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coins. Jody Clark created this portrait for the mint in July 2015 and it debuted on 2016-dated coins. It captures the Queen at the age of 89 in right-profile relief wearing the George IV State Diadem. Worn predominantly during the State Opening of Parliament, the Diadem was also worn by the Queen during her procession to coronation. It was commissioned by King George IV in 1820 and features 1,333 diamonds with a weight in excess of 320 carats.
A small rat is depicted amongst flowers and other foliage on the reverse of 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coins. This design depicts the in a slight right-profile relief as it stands on its hind paws with its front paws lifted slightly off the ground. As if it senses danger, the rat is looking behind itself with its snout raised up sniffing the air for clues to any potential threat. Inscriptions on this side include Year of the Rat, 2020, and 1 oz Fine Gold 999.9.
The Shengxiao Series was introduced in 2014 with Wuon-Gean Ho creating the designs for the Royal Mint of England. She was responsible for creating all of the lunar designs in the collection from 2014-2019, with the 2020 Year of the Rat design from PJ Lynch marking the first time Ms. Ho did not create a design for the series.
2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coins have limited mintage figures purposely set with 8 included throughout because the number is special in Chinese culture. If you have questions, please contact Provident Metals. We are available to you at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Designer (Obverse)||Jody Clark|
|Designer (Reverse)||P.J. Lynch|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|