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2020 Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coin

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The Australian Lunar Series is a Zodiac-oriented design collection from the Royal Australian Mint. The mints collection features a shared design that is used on the silver and gold bullion coins produced for investors. Both coins have mintage caps that are significantly lower in 2020. Right now, you can purchase 2020 Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic capsule!
  • Distinctive 2020 Year of the Rat design from the Royal Australian Mint gold series!
  • Limited mintage of just 5,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
  • Bears a face value of $100 (AUD) fully backed by the Australian government.
  • The obverse side includes a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • On the reverse of the coin is a special Year of the Rat design.

With your purchase of the 2020 Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coin, you receive an item that is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed individually inside of protective plastic capsules. The Royal Australian Mint is excited to introduce a new security element, invisible to the naked eye, only for the Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat gold coins.


For the obverse of the 2020 Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coin, you will find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in what is the fifth-generation design for Australian coins. It was designed originally in 1998 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint of England and debuted on Australian coins in 1999. This design includes the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on Her Majesty’s head. This tiara is said to be the Queen’s favorite and features in countless designs of Her Majesty on British and Commonwealth coinage. Inscriptions read “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “100 Dollars.”


In the reverse design element, 2020 Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat 1 oz Gold Coins depicts two rats. The rats are shown here resting on an oak branch with three oak leaves and a single acorn in the design element. The use of two rats and three leaves reflects the importance of the numbers 2 and 3 in Chinese mythology. The numbers are associated with fortune and luck. Inscriptions include “2020,” “1 oz .9999 Au,” and the Chinese symbol for a rat.


The Royal Australian Mint is the only sovereign mint of Australia and the only mint on the continent that was never part of the Royal Mint of England branch system. The Perth Mint is the only other operating mint in the country, but is a state-owned entity of Western Australia. The Royal Australian Mint was founded in 1965 and is located in the federal capital city of Canberra.


If you have any questions, Provident Metals is happy to help. You can call us on the phone at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

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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
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Australian Mint
Diameter 38.74 mm
Inner Pack 10
Denomination $100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Condition Uncirculated
Provident ID 3702564