• 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Presentation Box
    presentation box
  • 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Reverse
    reverse - not to scale
  • 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Obverse
  • 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Presentation Box
  • 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Reverse
  • 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set Obverse
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1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set

The 1996 Macau Year of the Rat 3 Coin Gold Proof Set

Produced by the Royal Mint, this 3-coin set is struck in 22-carat/.916 fine gold and celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rat.

These coins are polished to a proof finish and comes in its own presentation box with certificate of authenticity.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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According to the certificate which accompanies these coins:

"Chinese mythology tells of a day when Buddha summoned all animals to a meeting and promised that any of them whom paid him homage would be honoured by having a year named after them. Only 12 animals arrived at the meeting place and so each year of the twelve year cycle of the Chinese calender was named after an animal in the order they arrived at the meeting with Buddha. The rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cockerel, dog and pig."


The obverse features an image of St. Paul's church in Santo Antonio, Macau.


The reverse features an image of a rat along with the coins monetary denomination.


Denomination Diameter Weight Fineness Gold Content
1000 Patacas 28.4 15.98 .916 0.4708
500 Patacas 20.5 7.99 .916 0.2354
250 Patacas 19.3 3.99 .916 0.1177
Set of 3   27.96 .916 0.8239
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
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