2020 Silver Great Britain Lunar Rat BU – 1 oz

1 oz .999 fine silver. Coins come in mint-issued capsules. Limited mintage release! The Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection


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2020 1 oz Silver Royal Mint Lunar Rat

The Royal Mint’s Shengxiào Collection was unveiled in 2014 to an exceptionally pleased global bullion market. Featuring some of the most beautifully stylized designs on the market. The six releases going through the 2019 Year of the Pig concluded that 12-year cycle. This 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Mint Year of the Rat begins the next 12-year cycle with what we might describe as a stylistic realism.

This inaugural release of this new 12-year Chinese lunar calendar series, commencing with this 2020 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of the Rat, The Royal Mint continues to astound us with each new release. And that includes this 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Mint Lunar Rat. It will most certainly make a great addition to your Lunar coin collection!

Startled in the Act

The obverse design for the series features Jody Clark’s beautiful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Encircling the image at the rim are the inscriptions, “ELIZABETH II D.G. REG-FID-DEF . 2 POUNDS.”

The seventh release in the Shengxiào Collection celebrates the 2020 Year of the Rat. This wonderfully stylized reverse design displays both a realistic depiction of a single rat that appears to have been startled in the act of foraging, while also providing a stylistic flair typical of the Shengxiào Collection. The rat has turned its head, quickly looking back over its shoulder, with snout lifted high in an attempt to gauge what danger might be approaching. This is realy a finely captured scene, highlighting some of the positive traits exhibited to this animal, including high intelligence, alertness, adaptability, and ambition.

This first release of the new 12-year Lunar Calendar, Royal Mint Shengxiào Collection is truly a wonderful new beginning! You will not want to miss out on this offering!


One of the traditions often included in celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year is that of gifting. The giving of a thoughtful token is accompanied with the hope for good fortune to bless the recipient’s home. What could be more thoughtful than the gift of a fine silver coin designed to honor the Chinese New Year? This coin is released in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.


  • 2020 1 oz Silver Royal Mint Lunar Rat.
  • Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Obverse: Displays the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include, “Queen Elizabeth II, D.G. REG, F.D. 2 Pounds” face value.
  • Reverse: Features a wonderfully stylized image of a single rat that appears to have been startled in the act of foraging. Inscriptions include, “Year of the Rat, 2020,” the weight and purity, and the Chinese character for rat.
  • 2 pound face value.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
Product ID: 2810120200
Year Released: 2020
Origin: British Royal Mint
Metal Composition: Silver
Face Weight: 1 troy oz
Standardized Weight: 1 oz
Purity: 0.999
First Strike: 1
Signature Series: 1
Denomination: 2 Pounds
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Impaired: 1


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