One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat

The one dollar coin circulating denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin featuring five kangaroos - known in Australia as the "Mob of Roos" design - has not been changed since its introduction.

The denomination is also used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue an extensive range of collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

This non-circulating $1 coin was issued as part of a two-coin set to mark the Chinese Year of the Rat (25 January 2020 - 11 February 2021).

The coins were issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade, in one blister card for the two coins.

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

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy includes the Queen's shoulders. On regular circulating coins it extends almost to the rim of the coin. Consequently, on them the legend does not run continuously around the rim. On commemorative coins the effigy is smaller and the value and denomination are below.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The face value and denomination are around below.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 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.

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
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

Issued in Set
2020 Lunar Series Year of the Rat, mintage unknown
2 coins: $1 Year of the Rat, $1 Good Luck
See also

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

All (48) coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1999 (Silver, Shilling) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · ONE DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2010 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Burke and Wills unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Dingo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Bilby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2012 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Bush Babies - Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Echidna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Wombat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2014 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2015 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2016 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2017 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2018 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Merry Christmas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - The Flying Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Fysh and MgGinnes unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Avro 504 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Empire Flying Boat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Double Sunrise Service unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Kangaroo Route unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 707 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 747 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Australian Airlines Merger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Airbus A380 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 787 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Kangaroo Toys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
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One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit30,000
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-YJDG-EXJL
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