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100 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Year of the Rat - Gold Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 100 Dollars
100.00 AUD = 72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 38.51 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rat

Series: Lunar Series III

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace, surrounded by the twelve characters of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
100 DOLLARS
JC

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A sharp-witted Rat surrounded by lucky lychee above the Chinese Symbol for Rat

Lettering:
鼠 YEAR
OF
THE
RAT
1oz .9999 Au

Translation: 鼠 = Rat

Engraver: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Released by the RAM for a purchase price of $2995 is this 38.51mm Fine Gold (.999au) coin commemorating the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat.

According to Chinese tradition, the Emperor of Heaven challenged the animals to a race. The smart, persuasive Rat hitched a ride with the Ox and won the honour of being the first sign of the twelve-year lunar calendar. This stunning $100 gold domed coin celebrates the 2020 Year of the Rat.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  750 Proof

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