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2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin (Series I)

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Step into the Lunar Series I legacy with the 2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin, a striking addition from the revered Perth Mint. This 2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin, representing the second release for the Year of the Rat, is available now, at BGASC.

Highlights:

  • Securely housed in protective plastic capsules!
  • Part of the Lunar Series I Year of the Rat collection!
  • Limited mintage of just 59,623 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Boasts a face value of $1 (AUD) issued by Australia.
  • Showcases Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
  • Captures the image of two rats amidst straw and pumpkins on the reverse.

Each 2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin is safeguarded in a protective plastic capsule, ensuring its original condition. As part of the Lunar Series I, this coin presents a unique representation of the rat.

Obverse

The obverse side of the 2008 Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin features Queen Elizabeth II in an elegant right-profile portrait, reflecting the distinguished fourth-generation design from the Royal Mint of England. Crafted by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, this portrayal showcases Her Majesty adorned in a refined crown, a departure from earlier renditions. Inscriptions read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 1 DOLLAR, 2008, IRB, and 1 OZ 999 SILVER.

Reverse

On the reverse, the 2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coins exhibit a captivating scene with two rats amidst straw, set against the backdrop of pumpkins. Legend has it that the rat’s cleverness secured its place as the first sign in the Zodiac cycle, arriving ahead of all others at the Heavenly Gates. Inscriptions include 2008, and 1 OZ 999 SILVER.

History

The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series I, spanning from 1996 to 2007, began with the iconic Year of the Rat design, following the revered 12-year Lunar Calendar cycle. Transitioning to Lunar Series II in 2008, the mint introduced this exquisite Australian Silver Lunar Rat coin, marking the conclusion of the Lunar Series I and the inception of a new collection.

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Reach out to BGASC today at 888-992-4272 and secure your 2008 1 oz Australian Silver Lunar Rat Coin. Our team is poised to assist you with any inquiries. We can also be reached via email or through our online chat feature.

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Specifications

Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $1.00

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