2020 1 oz Silver Bhutan Year of the Rat
In celebration of the blessings represented in the Lunar calendar, the the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan unveils this 5th coin release in the on-going Bhutan Lunar series. This new 2020 1oz Silver Bhutan Year of the Rat BU coin also opens the door of blessings to the new 12-year cycle of celebration. The 2020 1 oz Silver Bhutan Year of the Rat. The delightful new coin release continues to feature the same wonderful design style as the 4 previous issues, first launched for 2016.
Blessings of Happiness Lunar Coin Collection
As noted by the mint,
- “The Kingdom of Bhutan proudly issues the inaugural Blessings of Happiness Lunar Coin Collection ‑ The Bhutan Lunar and Attraction Series (2016-2027), exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint.
- Not only known as one of the happiest countries, the Kingdom of Bhutan is also popularly known as the Last Shangri‑La of the world. The Kingdom of Bhutan is heavily forested and perched atop of a mountain among the clouds. Home to a stunning natural scenery with an exotic mix of flora and fauna, the Kingdom is also embellished with majestic architectures of Dzongz, Stupas and Monasteries, resulting in a picturesque view from every angle.
- Minted in ultra-high relief, this lunar series not only brings about blessings of happiness to the receiver, but is a master piece showcasing the innovative minting techniques.”
Bhutan Year of the Rat
The obverse highlights the Year of the Rat with this wonderfully unique design composed of floral, leaves, and clouds in the form of a very pleasant and happy rat. Surrounding the central image is an attractive, artistic frame. Inscriptions encircling the top rim include, “2020 YEAR OF THE RAT.” A decorative banner at the bottom rim includes the face value in Ngultrum and the silver fineness, “NU.200 . 1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER.”
The reverse depicts the incredibly beautiful national emblem of the South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan. The center inset is an ornate and highly detailed depiction of two dragons. As noted by the mint,
“Prominently featured on the emblem is a male and female dragon, which symbolizes the name of Bhutan – Druk Yul which means “The Land of the Thunder Dragons.” The emblem is composed of a double diamond-thunderbolt placed above a lotus, surmounted by a jewel and framed by the two dragons. The lotus represents purity; the jewel stands for sovereign power; and the thunderbolt symbolizes the harmony existing between secular and religious power.”
- 2020 1 oz Silver Bhutan Year of the Rat.
- Fifth release of the ongoing Lunar series.
- Contains 1 Troy Ounce of 999 fine silver BU.
- Limited mintage of only 200,000.
- Individual coins come in mint capsules.
- Face value of 200 Ngultrum (NU).
- Obverse features the Year of the Rat with this wonderfully unique design composed of floral, leaves, and clouds in the form of a very happy rat.
- Reverse design depicts the stunning national emblem of the South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan featuring two dragons. Inscriptions include “KINGDOM OF BHUTAN” encircling the top, and at the bottom in Dzongkha script.
Not very familiar with the Kingdom of Bhutan? Check out this link to a very informational article about this incredibly beautiful country.The Kingdom of Bhutan Then, when your new coins arrive, make it a teachable moment with your kids. Never miss an opportunity to get your children involved!