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£23.81
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£3.50
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Product ID
20023

2008/2007 Australian Year of the Rat Lunar 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

These 2008/2007 Australian Year of the Rat Lunar 1 oz Silver Bullion Coins are manufactured by The Perth Mint. They commemorate the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac and feature different years on the obverse ('2007') and reverse ('2008').

The reason for the differing dates is that The Perth Mint's gold lunar series began in 1996, while the Lunar Series I did not start until 1999. With their 2nd lunar cycle due to begin in 2008, the mint issued the remaining Series I silver coins, allowing collectors to complete their collection. These series I coins are all dated 2007. With the gold and silver coins aligned, the perth mint were then able to release their lunar series II collection.

  • 0.999 fineness
  • Contains 1 troy ounce of silver
  • Diameter: 40.6mm

See our Australian Lunar silver coin collection.

£43.81

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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Perth Mint Prime Distributor

Chards is a leading distributor of bullion for the Perth Mint. This includes all three of the Australian Lunar series in a variety of sizes in both gold and silver, as well as other Perth Mint products, all of which are sourced directly from their mint headquarters in Western Australia.

Australian Lunar Series I & II

The introduction of the Lunar Series II, featuring a slightly altered design, commenced in 2008. This led to an overlap between Series I and Series II for a duration of two years, from 2008 to 2010.

2008 Year of the Rat

In China, they celebrated the Chinese Year of the Rat in 2008. Individuals born between the following dates are considered to be an Rat in the Chinese lunar year calendar and are associated with the earth element.

Date: February 6th 2008

End: January 25th 2009

What Years Come Under the Sign of the Chinese Lunar Rat?

The Years of the Rat include: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and every 12 years later.

Personality of Rat Signs

Individuals born in the Year of the Rat are often described as clever, intelligent, and are known for overcoming challenges. They are well-suited for careers in such as entrepreneur, business, lawyer, and racing car drivers.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat

Here is a short list of famous celebrities, who were born during the Chinese lunar calendar Year of the Rat.

  • King Charles III (Charles George): 14 November, 1948 - Earth Rat
  • Diego Maradona: 30 October 1960 - Metal Rat
  • Eminem (Marshall Mathers): 17 October 1972 - Water Rat
  • Avril Lavigne: 27 September 1984 - Wood Rat
  • Tom Holland: 1 June 1996 - Fire Rat

Obverse

The obverse of these coins feature the fourth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian-Rank Broadley and are dated 2007, the actual year of issue.

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR 2007 ·

Reverse

The reverse side, designed by Ing Ing Jong, depicts a rat standing on its hind legs with its nose in the air, perhaps sniffing for food. It features the main Lunar Calendar date of 2008, along with the following inscription:

2008 1 OZ 999 SILVER

Specification

MetalSilver
Diameter40.6mm
Weight / Size1 Ounce
Silver Weight Troy Ounces1
Fineness / Carat0.999 Fine
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerIng Ing Jong
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandPerth Mint
CountryAustralia
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Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

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. 

Orders under £60

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

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

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.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.