15 Dollars - Elizabeth II Year of the Rat


Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 15 Dollars
15 CAD = USD 11
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.9999)
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 184903
References RCM/MRC# 144060
Monnaie Royale Canadienne (https://www.mint.ca/)


Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 77 years of age, bare headed, wearing necklace and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin



Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a Canadian sculptor who serves as Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Rewarded by multiple prizes, she is vice-delegate of the International Art Medal Federation and was president of the Medallic Art Society of Canada.

Designer: Susanna Blunt Read more on Wikipedia

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.


A rat

Script: Latin


Designer: Aries Cheung




Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)


This charming fine silver coin is sure to delight, with its illustration of the cunning and gentle Rat. This smallest of the Chinese zodiac signs has earned a place at the top of the lunar calendar with its ingenuity. Rat natives have a sharp entrepreneurial spirit. They are infinitely curious and quick to sniff out the right deal. Although they are rather direct, they have the ability to put people at ease with their honest and sincere manner. It's easy to get along with these bright, fun-loving people who cherish their loved ones. While they're successful in just about every endeavor, Rats are particularly good at business: they're strategic thinkers who know how to get the most out of their budgets. One of them gives you an extravagant gift? It's because they really care about you!

Did you know that?
A myriad of legends tell of how the Rat menu became the first sign of the Chinese zodiac when the Buddha summoned all the animals. Many say that the Rat climbed onto the back of the gentle and accommodating Ox and got off at the last moment, thus arriving first. The Horse would certainly have been a faster choice, but according to the myths, he was either too feisty to cooperate or too polite to overtake the other animals.
The numbers 2 and 3 bring good luck to the Rat native, as do blue, gold and green, as well as the Cape lily and violet.
The Rat will do well with the Dragon, Ox or Rabbit, and will do well with the Dog or Monkey. It is impatient with the Rooster and, as a water element, has no affinity with the fiery Horse, which is diametrically opposed to it.

The piece is encapsulated and presented in a silver satin case with a specially designed red sleeve.Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  10 888 Proof

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