Lunar 2020 Year of the Rat – 1 oz Gold Coin

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The latest release in The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection is the Lunar Year of the Rat 2020. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the collection celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, or Shēngxiào, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities.

Legend tells of a Great Race between all of the animals to decide the order of the lunar calendar. The finish lay beyond a river, but the rat had a plan, hitching a ride on the ox before jumping off to sneak ahead and win.

Continuing the success of The Shēngxiào Collection, we are excited to reveal a new bullion coin in the series, featuring a design by artist P. J. Lynch. By virtue of winning the race, the Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac as it starts anew in 2020. People born under this sign are said to be intelligent, adaptable and optimistic.

Gold bullion has been chosen as an investment by individuals, governments and organisations for thousands of years. Gold bullion from The Royal Mint is VAT free and our gold bullion coins are also exempt from Capital Gains Tax.

This one ounce gold bullion coin presents a new investment opportunity in the range and is also available as a one ounce silver edition.

Key Points:

  • Struck in 999.9 fine gold
  • Minted to bullion standard
  • The number eight, believed to be lucky in Chinese culture, is incorporated in each mintage with a limited mintage of 8,888
  • The coins are presented in capsules
  • Features an obverse design by iconic Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark, creator of the latest definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on UK coinage

Pure gold content 1 Troy oz
Fineness 999.9
Dimensions 32.69 mm
Alloy 999.9 Au Fine Gold
Reverse Designer PJ Lynch
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Face Value £100
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
Premium All prices are inclusive of manufacturing premium
We offer free UK delivery on all our Bullion. International delivery charges still apply.

The Sovereign, gold Britannia, gold Queens Beasts and gold Lunar Bullion coins are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals.

The Sovereign, Britannia, Queens Beasts and Lunar Bullion coins are exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents only, due to being legal tender.

This product is available for storage in The Vault, our on-site precious metal storage facility.