Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
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Year of the Rat
Series: Lunar series II
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Rat with authentic Chinese scroll symbols all in a symmetrical design
YEAR OF THE RAT
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. This 2008 dated second coin in the series was issued in a capsule in a plush square red box.
An Aluminium-bronze UNC version of the coin was also released in a long coincard.
The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Rat" are sensitive, imaginative and charming. they are generous to their loved ones, but can be quick-tempered.
Interestingly this is the only coin in the series that does not have an actual Chinese Character (for rat) on it. All the others do have a Chinese Character for the animal they depict.
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