The Lunar Year of the Rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac as the cycle starts anew in 2020. This beautiful lunar coin is a traditional good luck gift to people who born in Year of the Rat.
According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river. Traditional storytellers say it was the rat who leapt onto the riverbank first by tricking his neighbour, the cat, before hitching a ride on the back of the ox. Those born under the influence of rat are said to be smart, adaptable and curious by nature.
This silver coin is a fusion of two cultures, combining British craftsmanship with ancient Chinese tradition. The reverse of the coin features an impeccable design of a rat on a new, secure, micro-dot texture, showcasing the animal's agility and inquisitiveness. The rat is portrayed against a backdrop of peonies, one of China’s best-loved flowers. These beautiful flowers symbolize wealth, good fortune, prosperity, and happiness. The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. It includes the monetary denomination of the coin.
．Contains 1 oz of 99.9% fine Silver
．Mintage of 2,588 coins worldwide
．The coin is presented in a beautiful case, plus a certificate of Authenticity
．Depicts a single rat crouching and sniffing the air, depicting its curious nature