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2020 Laos 2,000 Kip 2-oz Silver Lunar Rat with Jade Proof
The Year of the Rat Begins in Silver, Gold and Real Jade
Whether its Templeton from Charlotte’s Web, Ratbert from the Dilbert comic strip or the over-sized pests that popular many of New Jersey’s finest junk yards, rats have deservedly earned a horrid reputation. Despite this, however, they are a highly-esteemed symbol in Chinese culture, where they are viewed as a sign of wealth and surplus. Thanks to their explosive rate of reproduction, they are also regarded as a sign of fertility that married couples pray to for the blessings of many children.
Not surprisingly, the rat is one of the 12 signs of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In fact, the rat is also the first sign of the Zodiac! With 2020 marking the next Year of the Rat, the country of Laos in Southeast Asia is issuing an exciting new coin that honors the people who are thought to be clever and resourceful if born under this sign.
Struck in two ounces of 99.9% fine silver, this legal-tender coin is sure to be a hit thanks to its realistic depiction of a rat in the center of its reverse, surrounded by a ring of real jade and decorated with selective 24-karat gold plating. At 55 mm in diameter, the coin is large enough to accommodate some important design elements, such as a circle around the edge of the coin containing eight rats – the numeral “8” being a lucky number in Chinese culture – and THE YEAR OF THE RAT in both English and Chinese. In addition, this 2020 Laos Two-Ounce Silver Lunar Rat coin comes in gorgeous proof condition, meaning that it was expertly crafted from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
Just 2,888 of these fabulously exotic coins will struck for worldwide release, so make sure you do the clever thing and secure yours now before it’s too late. Each will come in its original government packaging and accompanied by a mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity.
- EXOTIC YEAR OF THE RAT DESIGN – These coins feature an exotic design of the 2020 Year of the Rat in English and Chinese with an engaging design. The coin’s obverse features the Laotian Coat of Arms.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – Each These 2020 Laos Silver Lunar Rat Proofs is struck on two ounces of highly-pure 99.9% silver with jade ring and selectively plated with 24-karat gold.
- LEGAL TENDER COINAGE – These 2020 Laos Two-Ounce Silver Lunar Rat Proofs are 2,000 Kip legal tender in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
- GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2020 Laos Two-Ounce Silver Lunar Rat Proof was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
- LOW WORLDWIDE LIMITED EDITION – The worldwide limited edition for this proof coin has been set at just 2,888.
The first zodiac animal, the rat is a respected creature known to be clever and successful while enjoying a quiet, peaceful existence. Now it’s the theme of the 2020 Laos Two-Ounce Silver Lunar Rat Proof. Get a head start on your zodiac collection and secure this coin to your cart today!
|Year of Issue||2020|
|Coin Weight||62.2 Grams - g|
|Weight||2 Ounces - oz|