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2020 Proof Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Domed 1 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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The Royal Australian Mints Lunar Series honors the Chinese zodiac calendar with a near release each year. Each of the coins in the series are made with .9999 pure gold, making them a great collectible and investment. Right now, you can purchase the 2020 Proof Royal Australian Mint 1 oz Gold Year of the Rat Domed Coin from Provident Metals.


  • Coins arrive at your door with a display box, outer box, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Mintage strictly limited to 750 coins!
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold!
  • Unique dome shape!
  • Has a face value of $100 (AUS) that is backed by the government of Australia.
  • Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
  • Year of the Rat design on the reverse.

Your 2020 Proof Royal Australian Mint 1 oz Gold Year of the Rat Domed Coin will ship directly to your door in a red scalloped display box with a decorative outer box. These coins also come with a Certificate of Authenticity to legitimize the coins due to the limited production numbers. The unique dome shape of these coins gives one face a convex appearance while the other is concave.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is proudly featured on the obverse of these coins. Surrounding the image of the Queen, you will find the image of a lunar calendar wheel with the rat sitting proudly at the top. Included on this face are the engravings: Elizabeth II, Australia, 2020, and 100 Dollars.


On the reverse face, there is the image of a smiling rat sitting among lychee branches to celebrate the Year of the Rat. You will also find the engravings, Year of the Rat, 1 oz .9999 AU, and the Chinese symbol for rat.


These coins are minted by the Royal Australian Mint, which is also responsible for creating all of the circulating coins in Australia. The mint is located in Canberra, Australia, and it is the first mint in the country to not be associated with the United Kingdoms Royal Mint.

According to Chinese legend, the Jade Emperor asked twelve animals to race across the river. By using his wit, the rat was able to cross the river before all of the other animals. For this reason, the Year of the Rat honors the first animal in the twelve-year lunar calendar. People who are born in the Year of the Rat are said to be witty, smart, clever, persuasive, and self-aware.


The Provident Metals customer service team is always happy to assist you during the ordering process. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via live chat, email, or telephone at 800-313-3315.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

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Product Details

Year 2020
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Australian Mint
Diameter 38.51 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 750
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3876090