Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat

The Australian one-ounce gold piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This one-ounce gold coin with a face value of $100 was issued as part of the Lunar Series of coins to mark the Chinese Year of the Rat (25 January 2020 - 11 February 2021).

The Mint says:
"Honouring 2020 as the Lunar Year of the rat, the Royal Australian Mint presents these beautiful 2020 1oz gold and silver investment coins. Both feature the clever, curious and sensitive Rat, and the gold coin, made of ethically produced Australian gold, also introduces the Mint’s new three-level security feature to keep your investment safe. Magnificent investment pieces, and stunning gifts to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Rat."

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

The effigy, legend and face value are in a small circle, surrounded by a decorative border.

Around the rim outside that circle, the twelve animals of the Lunar Calendar walking counter-clockwise: pig, dog, rooster, monkey, goat, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger, ox and rat; the rat is on top.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre a rat on a branch of a lychee tree, with six lychees and six leaves, enclosing a crescent-shaped clear space with the inscriptions.

Below right, the Chinese character for "rat" (pronounced shŭ under the Pinyin system) and, on four lines, the inscription YEAR OF THE RAT.

Below that, the precious metal content: 1 oz .9999 Au (one ounce of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from the Latin "Aurum" and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

The designer's initials BK (for Bronwyn King) are below left.

The face value and the date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 鼠 YEAR OF THE RAT 1 oz .9999 Au
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in individual capsule.

The coin design was approved by The Treasury in acts compiled in Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019 on 11 September 2020.

The Perth Mint coins for the same Lunar year are called "Year of the Mouse".

See also

Year of the Rat 2020 coins issued by RAM include:
- Gold Five Ounces, Year of the Rat 2020
- Gold Ounce, Two Rats, Fourth Portrait, Year of the Rat 2020
- Gold Ounce, Domed, Year of the Rat 2020
- Gold Ounce, Year of the Rat 2020
- Gold Quarter Ounce, Two Rats, Fourth Portrait, Year of the Rat 2020
- Gold Twentieth-Ounce, Two Rats, Fourth Portrait, Year of the Rat 2020
- Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Rat 2020
- Silver Ounce ($5), Domed, Year of the Rat 2020
- Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Rat 2020
- Silver Half Ounce, Rectangular Ingot, Year of the Rat 2020
- $1 Year of the Rat, Aluminium Bronze, Year of the Rat 2020
- $1 Good Luck, Aluminium Bronze, Year of the Rat 2020
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Year of the Rat 2020

All (81) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Kangaroo - 25th Anniversary 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo, High Relief 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Dragon 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Dragon and Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2019 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Welcome Stranger Nugget 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLAR ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Koala 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Dragons Rectangle 8,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Dragon 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 288 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 Kangaroo, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat (Fourth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Hand of Faith Nugget 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Australia Zoo - Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2021 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Koala, High Relief 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2021 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Winged Victory 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 2021 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Swan, High Relief 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Swan 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australian Emu 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Coat of Arms - Kangaroo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 1 OUNCE .9999 Au
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Gold Ounce 2021 Great White Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Australia Zoo - Cheetah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Earth and Beyond - The Milky Way 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · ONE OUNCE .9999 GOLD ·
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Gold Ounce 2021 Golden Eagle Nugget 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Dragon Rectangle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2021
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Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.740 mm
Thickness2.950 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-WRYB-OYJD
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