2020 France €20 1-oz Silver Lunar Year of the Rat High Relief Proof

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Sometimes, It’s Good to be a Rat

In Chinese culture, those born in the Year of the Rat are said to be resourceful, multi-skilled and alert. The Rat itself is a symbol of both prosperity and luck. And what luck – 2020 is the Year of the Rat, and you can already get your hands on France’s Silver Lunar Year of the Rat Proof, struck in High Relief Proof condition and containing a full ounce of 99.9% fine silver.

Did we say, “High Relief?” You bet we did. While a normal coin has a relief of 0.15 mm, this fabulous coin has a relief of 1.5 mm. The incredible high relief on this proof is so superb that it appears as if the rodent is scurrying off the coin’s surface and scampering right into the palm of your hand!

The Lunar Calendar Series by the Monnaie de Paris (The Paris Mint) has been going strong since 2016 – and this latest coin is no exception! The obverse depicts one of the furry creatures surrounded by traditional Chinese motifs with the Chinese character of “Rat” emblazoned on the rodent’s body. The reverse of the coin features a fan-like design that shows all the zodiac animals surrounding a traditional Chinese temple door. The obverse and reverse designs work together to give the appearance that the rat on the obverse has walked through the door on the reverse.

This is one rat that everyone will gladly welcome into their home. No more than 2,500 of these €20 legal-tender proofs will be struck, however, so reserve yours now or risk saying Au Revoir to this, the most amazing French rodent ever to escape from Paris!

  • FRENCH TRIBUTE TO CHINA’S YEAR OF THE RAT – Issued by France to pay tribute to 2019 being the Chinese lunar calendar’s Year of the Rat, this coin features the depicts the Chinese Zodiac rat surrounded by traditional Chines motifs. The coin’s reverse features a traditional Chinese temple door surrounded by a fan of all the lunar animals.
  • INCREDIBLE HIGH RELIEF – The incredible high relief on this proof is so superb that it almost appears as if the rodent is entering a door from the coin and scampering into the palm of your hands.
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each 2019 France Lunar Year of the Rat High Relief Proof was struck by the Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint) in one ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 37 mm in diameter.
  • LEGAL TENDER – These 2019 France One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Rat High Relief Proofs are €20 (Twenty Euros) legal tender in France.
  • GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2019 France One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Rat High Relief Proof
  • VERY LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide limited edition for the 2019 France One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Rat High Relief Proof has been at only 2,500.

Don’t miss the latest coin in the French Lunar Calendar series; secure your One-Ounce Silver Year of the Rat High Relief Proof now before our supply scurries away!

Year of Issue 2020
Country France
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Graded, Proof
Relief Type High Relief
Denomination 2.00
Currency Type Euro
Mint Name Monnaie de Paris
Coin Weight 31.10 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 37mm
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