|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2020||Weight: 17.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.6|
|ID: NU1125||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
This beautiful silver coin is a part of the famous “Chinese Calendar” series. It is dedicated to the Year of the Rat and those who born under the Chinese lunar year of the Rat.
The Chinese Calendar or Lunar calendar has a very long history, as it has existed for more than 4 000 years. It is based on a unique combination of astronomy and geography through observation and exploration. In Chinese tradition, 12 animals of Lunar Calendar have a considerable influence on the life, destiny, and character of a person. Animals come in the order as in a 12-year cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
So the Rat comes first before all zodiac animals. As for Chinese culture, rats here symbolized wealth and surplus. Due to their high reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them in order to start a baby. 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat that is going to be strong, prosperous, and lucky. This year also represents a successful and prosperous career with a selfless act of kindness from start to finish. People born under the Chinese lunar year of the Rat, known to be charismatic, practical, and hard-working.
The reverse of the coin contains the image of a rat standing on some Chinese medals. On the bottom of the reverse, there are some gilded Chinese medals. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This coin features digital printing and has a wonderful design.
Purchase this coin as a talisman of good luck for 2020!