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1/10oz 1996 Year of the Rat Gold Bullion Coin - Series I

Scarce Lunar Series I Issue - 99.99% Pure Gold

* 99.99% pure gold (24k)
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Rat
* Scarce Series I Lunar
* Struck by the Perth Mint
* Internationally recognised
* Highly Liquid
* Mintage just 3,792
* Perfect Uncirculated quality as issued and presented in protective capsule

The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes The Perth Mint’s rich tradition of minting investor coins portraying Chinese themes. This Series I release marks 1996 Year of the Rat, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/10oz of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the undisputed guarantee of its weight and purity. This 1oz coin had a mintage of just 18,149 coins from a worldwide limit of 30,000.


Metal Content (Troy oz): 0.100

Fineness (% purity): 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g): 3.111

Monetary Denomination (AUD): 15.00

Maximum Diameter (mm): 16.600

Maximum Thickness (mm): 1.500

All coins are presented in protective acrylic capsules.