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2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Silver Coin BU

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The Royal Mint of Englands Shengxiao Series celebrates the release of another coin with the 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Silver Coin. The rat marks the first year of the 12-year Zodiac cycle, but these are the seventh release in this particular lunar series. In the old tale, the mouse or rat was the first animal to meet the Jade Emperor in the Great Race. He used his trickery to deceive the ox to finish before all of the other animals in the race. Right now, you can purchase these brand-new coins in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition from Provident Metals.


  • Ships in an individual plastic capsule or sealed rolls of 20 coins!
  • 7th release of the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint!
  • Mintage limited to just 138,888 coins!
  • Each coin contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Comes in BU condition.
  • Given a face value of 2 (GBP) fully backed by the British government.
  • Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Foraging rat featured on the reverse.
  • Designed by PJ Lynch.

Each of the coins in this listing come inside individual plastic capsules or sealed rolls of 20. The coins will all be in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The designs on the reverse were created by PJ Lynch.


The obverse side of each coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth II. In this image, she is shown in right-profile relief. Created in July of 2015 by Jody Clark, this is the fifth generation of images for British coinage of Queen Elizabeth II. In the image, she is 89 and wearing the Royal Diadem crown.


The reverse face of each 2020 British Lunar Year of the Rat 1 oz Silver Coin bears the image of a rat foraging among the foliage. The rat, although looking for a morsel of food, has stopped and lifted its snout in the air. Rats are curious by nature, and this rat is looking for any impending danger. On this side of the coin, you will also see inscriptions including the Chinese symbol for rat.


Introduced in 2014, the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint of England has become incredibly popular with both collectors and investors. Unlike some of the other lunar-themed series, the Shengxiao Series comes in only 1 oz silver and 1 oz gold bullion coin with a variety of other weights in the proof series.


When you order from Provident Metals, you can rest assured that your precious metals will be packaged and shipped with great care. We use only discreet packaging to help protect your investment during the shipping process. All orders of more than $199 ship for free.

If you have any questions about these coins or any of the others on our website, please give us a call at 800-313-3315.

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Product Details

Year 2020
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Royal Mint
Thickness 3 mm
Diameter 38.61 mm
Inner Pack 10
Outer Pack 100
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 2 GBP
Country United Kingdom
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) TBD
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Shengxiào
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 138,888
Capsule Size 39 mm
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 1.523x1.523x0.121
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2575597