2020 Year of the Rat

Silver Collectible by New Zealand Mint 1oz Fine Silver Coin - Lunar Series
Limited Edition

Limited Edition: 5000


New Zealand Mint 2020 Year of the Rat Silver Collectible

About This Silver Collectible

This Lunar Year of the Rat 1oz Silver Coin shows a pretty coloured rat in shades of blue, further softened by decorative motifs. The polished background features a collection of engraved flowers and an ornamental border. ‘Year of the Rat’ is engraved in English along with the Chinese character for rat.

This coin comes packaged in a high-quality contemporary-style Perspex inner case and elegant outer packaging, making this an ideal gift for those born in the Year of the Rat and Lunar New Year coin collectors.

This pure silver coin is all the more significant as 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat. There’s a worldwide mintage of only 5,000 coins so don’t wait to get your unique memento.

Coin Story:

The rat is the first animal in the Lunar Zodiac.

According to the Zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rat have the characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness and vitality.

Their instinctive, acute and ambitious nature make them brilliant businesspeople, quick to react in the best possible way. They are usually also sophisticated and popular in social interaction, being generally outgoing and cheerful.

Lunar Years of the Rat:

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

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What's in the Box?

The 2020 Year of the Rat 1oz Silver Coin features:

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 Troy oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof / Coloured
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm 
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Mintage: 5,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Additional Details & Dimensions

Product Size
Height: 1.57" (4 cm)
Width: 1.57" (4 cm) *

Box Size
Height: 6.00" (15.2 cm)
Width: 5.00" (12.7 cm)
Depth: 6.00" (15.2 cm) *

Shipping Weight
2.00 lbs (0.9 kg) *

* Size and weight are approximate values.
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Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ in appearance.

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