Isle of Man 1996 - Chinese New Year: Year of the Rat Coin - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Product Code: L0457200

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Coin Highlights

  • 1996 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch

Description

The history of the Chinese lunar calendar goes back to ancient times where it made its first appearance during the east Han Dynasty. Ancient China's agricultural society was mainly illiterate, and so it was only natural that animals were chosen as shorthand symbols of the twelve earthly branches - an ancient system of dividing the day into twelve hours. It was only later that the signs developed into the horoscope which represents all men and women born in the same year, and is said to affect their personality, character and success. 1996 celebrated the year of the Rat. 

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This IOM coin was produced in the following metals and sizes: • Proof Fine 999.9 5oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 1oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 1/2oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 1/5oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 1/10oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 1/25oz Gold • Proof Fine 999.9 Gold 5 Coin Set • Proof Sterling Silver • Unc. Cupro Nickel

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Metal 1996 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited