Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat

Australia has two mints, the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint, which are both very active in the bullion coinage space; coins issued by them are legal tender.

Additionally, there are private issuers of bullion which is not legal tender and is targeted at investors and not at coin collectors - such as this one.

This 1oz silver round is part of the ABC Bullion gold bullion range and is the fourth design in the ABC Bullion Lunar Coin series. The series celebrates the 12 animal zodiacs associated with the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar calendar.

Manufactured to the Royal Australian Mint’s high standards with guaranteed precious metal contact, weight and quality, these ABC Bullion Silver investment rounds are a great way to invest in precious metals.

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

The obverse depicts the ABC square ingot logo at centre, on a background of thin horizontal stripes.

Around above, ABC BULLION. Around below, the precious metal content: 1oz 999.5 SILVER (one ounce of 99.95% silver).

Obverse Inscription ABC ABC BULLION · 1oz 999.5 SILVER ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat - reverse photo

The reverse shows, with a background of decorative vegetation, a rat holding a Chinese lucky coin with a square central hole; there are two smaller coins behind, the rat's tail going through the central hole of the nearer one.

Around above, YEAR OF THE RAT.

Above right, the Chinese character for "rat" (pronounced shŭ under the Pinyin system), below which 2020.

Reverse Inscription YEAR OF THE RAT 鼠 2020
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
All (4) coins of type: Silver Ounce (Private Bullion)
Coin NameMintageLegend
Silver Ounce 2019 Diwali Medallion unknown (none)
Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat unknown ABC ABC BULLION · 1oz 999.5 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Diwali Medallion unknown (none)
Silver Ounce 2021 ABC Bullion - Year of the Ox unknown ABC ABC BULLION · 1oz 999.5 SILVER ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 ABC Bullion - Year of the Rat: Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (Private Bullion)
Issued2020
Mintageunknown
Material0.9995 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Thickness2.480 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-PYAR-OVRB
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