• 2020 Australian year of the Mouse 1/2 ounce Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Silver Britannia 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Somalian Elephant 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Kookaburra 30th Anniversary
  • 2020 Canadian Mounted Police 100th Anniversary 2oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Redback Spider 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Queens Beasts White Lion of Mortimer 2oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Queens Beasts 10 oz Falcon Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 African Lunar Rat 1oz Rwanda Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Lunar Rat 1oz UK Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Bhutan Lunar Rat 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 St Helena Japanese Trade Dollar Restrike 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • The Indian Dragon 1oz World of Dragons Silver Bullion Round
  • 2020 Austrian Philharmonic 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Chinese Panda 30 gram 999 Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Coloured year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Spinner Dolphin 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Bull and Bear 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Tokelau Planet Terra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 African Bushbaby 1 oz Rwanda Silver Bullion Coin
  • The Aztec Calendar 1oz CUAUHTEMOC Silver Bullion Bar
  • 2020 Nikola Tesla X Ray 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Koala 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Venom Marvel Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 American Eagle 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Mickey & Minnie Mouse Disney 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Noahs Ark 1 oz Armenian Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 James Bond 007 Tuvalu 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Krusty the Clown Tuvalu 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Canadian Goose 2oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Silver Britannia Oriental Border 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 South African Rhino Big 5 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • 2020 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

2020 Silver Bullion Coin New Releases

 

Silver trader
Presents the 2020 Silver Bullion Coin New releases that will be available on my website in the coming months issued by the various national & Private mints from across the world.

I will add them to this blog with pictures and a brief description as they become available .

You will be able to link directly to the respective Category or coin listings by clicking on the names & Following the Links.

 


African Bullion coins:

 

2020 South African Rhino Big 5 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 15,000

The South African Mint celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the “Big 5” in this new series of fine-silver brilliant uncirculated legal tender coins.

“The Big Five” term originated when big game hunters visited the shores of Africa to shoot for trophies, and locals warned them about the five most dangerous animals in Africa: the Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo.

The coins will be issued every month, with the first instalment in February 2019. The Second installation features the African Lion & the Third being the African Rhino.

 

2020 African Bushbaby 1 oz Rwanda Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: BH Mayer’s Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mmx 3.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Rwandan African Ounce Series comes with fresh design features on the reverse field each year. One element of the design is the same each year, that of the African continent in the center of the design field. This appears in each year, but in the lower-left field, the coins have a depiction of different animals native to the African continent.

In the 13th release of this series, the Rwandan African Ounce debuts one of the smaller animals to feature on the coins. Bushbabies are known as nagapies in Afrikaans, which translates into English as little night monkeys. The bushbaby is named as such in English and Afrikaans because of the cries it makes and because of the fact that it is seen almost exclusively at night.

 

2020 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 15,000

This second issue in the Natura-Series ‘Palaeontology – Rise of the Dinosaurs’ by the South African Mint is dedicated to the Coelophysis Rhodesiensis. In recognition of South Africa?s significance to the field of palaeontology and the study of plant and animal fossils, in 2019 the South African Mint has struck the first Natura silver coin. Archosaurs lived in Southern Africa over 200 million years ago and are regarded as the direct ancestors of the dinosaurs. The rise of the archosaurs and their evolution is a significant event in the history of life on land, since they not only led to the evolution of dinosaurs and birds, but also to the pterosaurs (flying reptiles) and crocodiles. The motive of this coin depicts the Coelophysis Rhodesiensis and the inscriptions “Rise of the Dinosaurs”, “Archosauria”, “South Africa” and “2020”. The limited silver bullion coin is delivered in the original blistercard of the South African Mint.

 

2020 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The 2020 Krugerrand continues this legendary tradition in a new metal. Much like its gold sibling, the Silver Krugerrand offers investors a great way to own low-premium bullion. Whereas the 2017 Silver Krugerrand was marketed as a higher-premium collector coin, the 2020 as was the 2018 & 2019 editions were priced at a slim margin over melt. Its market premium is comparable to the Silver Maple Leaf, Britannia, Kangaroo, and Philharmonic. Unlike the other sovereign coins in its class, however, the Krugerrand offers multi-generational demand and recognition. Gold investors have turned to the Krugerrand for over 50 years; now they can own this trusted coin in silver too.

 

2020 African Lunar Rat 1 oz Rwanda Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: BH Mayer’s Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mmx 3.0mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This is the Fourth coin of the new African Lunar series series released by the BH Mayer’s Mint, packaged in individual plastic wrapping.

The reverse feature is a unique take on the Rat symbol which represents 2020 in the Chinese lunar calendar, 2020 celebrates the Year of the Rat. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth and each element appears in a 60 year cycle. 2020 represents the year of the Metal Rat whose particular characteristics include being a good socializer.. Also on the reverse, the Chinese character for ‘RAT’, along with the coin title, the year of issue, the words ‘lunar ounce,’ and details of weight purity and metal content.

 

2020 Somalian Elephant 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Bavarian state mint
Dimensions:
39mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Silver Elephant Coin is one of the most fascinating coins in the African Wildlife Coin Series, which commemorates the characteristic fauna of Africa. Minted by the Das Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt Mint in Munich, Germany, the Silver Elephant coins were first issued in 2004. With a denomination of 100 shillings, the German-manufactured 1 oz Silver Elephant Coin has begun to attract attention from coin collectors all over the world.

 

 


American Bullion coins:

 

2020 American Eagle 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: US Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mmx 2.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The official U.S. 1 ounce silver bullion coin are among the best known 1 ounce silver bullion coins on the market today.
Minted by the United States starting in 1986, the 1 ounce pure silver coin has its weight and purity certified by the US Mint.
The obverse design features a rendition of Walking Liberty by Adolph Weinman and the reverse, designed by John Mercanti, features an eagle with shield and thirteen five-pointed stars.

 

The Aztec Calendar 1oz CUAUHTEMOC Silver Bullion Bar

Manufacturer: Golden State Mint
Dimensions:
50.4mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.

The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year “century,” sometimes called the “calendar round”. The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.

The calendric year may have begun at some point in the distant past with the first appearance of the Pleiades (Tianquiztli) asterism in the east immediately before the dawn light. But due to the precession of the Earth’s axis, it fell out of favor to a more constant reference point such as a solstice or equinox. Early Spanish chroniclers recorded it being celebrated in proximity with the Spring equinox.

 

The Indian Dragon 1oz World of Dragons Silver Bullion Round

Manufacturer: Golden State Mint
Dimensions:
39.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

In ancient cultures, stories about heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. They helped people explain objects in the sky, make sense of weather events, or answer life’s big questions. Born around the fire and evolved through word of mouth, tales of these creatures and their supernatural powers were told and retold millions of times from person to person, from trade port to trade port, and from generation to generation – manifesting into a hundred different versions around the world.

The Taj Mahal is known as the Crown of the Palaces and is a white-marble mausoleum. It was constructed along the Yamuna river near the city of Agra in India. Commissioned in 1632, the building serves as the tomb of the favorite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This fifth dragon in the series is known as the Indian and likely depicts Pakhangba, the supreme God of the Meetei tradition.

 

2020 St Helena Japanese Trade Dollar Restrike 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Apmex
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

It became necessary to produce a special dollar for trading in the British Colony when the price of Silver rose rapidly in value between 1875 and 1895. The Silver price disturbed trading and resulted in a very serious shortage of minted dollars. To overcome the threat of a currency famine, The Royal Prerogative of the English sovereign gave approval in 1894 for the minting of a special British Dollar for general use in Far Eastern Trade.

The release of these Trade Dollars marked a significant change in Japan during which time the restoration of Imperial Authority was vested in Emperor Mutshuhito, who reigned from 1868 to 1914. His reign is known as the Meiji Era, which witnessed the introduction of rapid industrialization and manufacturing that transformed Japan into one of the world’s largest and most advanced economies.

 


Asian Bullion coins:

 

2020 Chinese Panda 30 gram 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Chinese Mint
Dimensions:
40.0mm
Weight (grams):
30
Fineness:
999

This years’ design features a panda laying on side eating bamboo while reaching up to the bamboo branches & next to it The denomination 10 yuan rests near the bear. The reverse of each 2019 1 Oz Chinese Silver Panda boasts one of China’s greatest architectural and historic wonders, the Temple of Heaven. Built from 1406-1420 to celebrate the Harvest Ceremonies of Winter Solstice, the magnificent temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

 

2020 Bhutan Lunar Rat 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Singapore Mint
Dimensions:
40.07mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Kingdom of Bhutan proudly issues the inaugural Blessings of Happiness Lunar Coin Collection – The Bhutan Lunar and Attraction series (2016-2027), exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. Apart from the proof coin series, the Singapore Mint is producing the bullion coin for this year’s main character – the lunar Rat.

On the obverse of 2020 1 oz Kingdom of Bhutan Lunar Rat Silver Coins is an image Using elements of floral, leaves and clouds to portray the agile and adorable rat, the design artistically reflects the nature and mystical qualities of Bhutan, a country surrounded by the beauty of her floral and fauna. The reverse features the national emblem of the Kingdom of Bhutan in intricate engraving.

The reverse of 2019 Kingdom of Bhutan Lunar Boar Coins includes the Dochula Pass. This mountain pass is home to 108 separate memorial chortens. The pass is located along the route from Thimphu to Punakha and was built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. She is the eldest Queen Mother and had the memorials constructed in honor of 108 Bhutanese soldiers who died in defense of their country.

 

 


Australian Bullion Coins:

 

2020 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

In 2014, John Mercanti became the first former Chief Engraver from the United States Mint to work with a foreign mint when he helped create the popular Wedge-Tailed Eagle series with Australia’s Perth Mint. Since then, the series has featured multiple new designs by Mercanti, and 2020 is no different.

This year’s one-year-only reverse depicts a close-up of Australia’s largest bird of prey as it prepares to dive for its next meal. Struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.99% fine silver, this modern-day masterpiece represents the prefect blend of design, precious metal and collector appeal.

 

2020 Krusty the Clown Tuvalu 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

Krusty is one of the most prominent characters in the series outside the Simpson family. He is one of the few to have appeared when The Simpsons were still part of The Tracey Ullman Show in the late 1980s. Show creator and cartoonist Matt Groening based Krusty, in part, on a TV clown from his own hometown known as Rusty Nails. His voice is in the show is done by Bob Bell who played Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV.

 

2020 James Bond 007 Tuvalu 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, countless actors have portrayed one of the suavest secret agents the world has ever seen: James Bond. Created by author Ian Fleming in 1953, Bond feature films have captivated audiences around the world since the debut of Dr. No in 1962. Since that films release, 23 more films have been released through the planned 2020 release of No Time to Die in the longest-running film series in history.

 

2020 Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Australian Mint
Dimensions: 33.9 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to present the second release in the Australian Shipwreck series featuring the Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon). For the first time in bullion, the series will feature coins that are triangular-shaped in size. The Gilt Dragon follows on from the popular first release in the series featuring the Batavia.
The exquisite design of the reverse conveys two scenes to communicate the journey of the Gilt Dragon. With the image of the ship viewed upright, the Gilt Dragon is shown setting sail in its full glory. Flipping the coin to view the text of  1656  and ‘Vergulde Draeck’ upright depicts the ship in its final state capsized shortly after wrecking in 1656. The obverse design depicts scenes from the dramatic story of the Gilt Dragon before its ultimate demise.
These coins are the second of the Australian Shipwreck Series, following the Batavia release of 2019. On the morning of 28 April 1656, a VOC ship called the Vergulde Draeck, travelling towards Batavia (now Jakarta) with a load of trade goods, coins, cargo, passengers and crew, struck an uncharted reef off the coast of Western Australia. The reef gutted the ship and only 75 of the crew survived, along with a small quantity of provisions and a single boat.
The under steersman, Abraham Leeman, took the boat and six crew on an astonishing and gruelling journey to Batavia and reported the wreck. Several attempts were made to rescue the survivors, but they were never located. The wreck of the Vergulde Draeck was discovered in 1963 and was excavated in 1972. Some 19,000 coins were recovered, mainly Spanish reals and some Japanese silver coins. The mystery of what became of the survivors of the Vergulde Draeck has never been answered. This was one of the most enigmatic episodes of Australia’s maritime history.

 

2020 Venom Marvel Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

Venom is a fictional character that appears in the American Marvel comic books that are associated with Spider-Man. He is characterized as an alien with a liquid-like amorphous form who lives off the bonding with a human. Paired to its host, it takes on enhanced powers. These powers include super-strength, the ability to heal its host, shapeshifting, and is capable of creating weapons out of nothing.

The 1 oz Venom Silver Coin is the 8th release of the Marvel coin series by the Perth Mint of Australia. It is a unique collector’s item of limited mintage. The coin features Venom the Marvel Comic character on its reverse and Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. It has a face value of 1 Tuvalu Dollar and can be used as legal tender.

 

2020 Australian Koala 1 oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Silver Koala features an ounce of pure Silver and an attractive reverse design that changes each year, This year it features a koala sitting on a tree Branch with the Australian Bush in the background.
The 2020 issue features a koala sitting on a tree branch, The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.

 

2020 Australian Bull and Bear 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The Perth Mint presents its latest release – the 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Bull and Bear Coin, featuring an impressive and symbolic design and a limited mintage of only 25,000 coins,

There is more than one theory of how the bull and bear have come to represent financial market tendencies. One of the most popular ideas is based on how differently the two animals fought. The furious and charging bull is known for throwing its opponent up in the air and is associated with the rising price within any investment category. A much slower animal, the hibernating bear is likely to take mighty downwards swipes with its paws when fighting, resembling a decline in the overall market.

 

2020 Australian Spinner Dolphin 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Australian Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm x 2.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.103
Fineness:
999

The second release of the Dolphin bullion series by Royal Australian Mint features a stunning Spinner Dolphin leaping out of the ocean against a rising sun. This Brilliant Uncirculated Silver coin features an elegant design in 1 ounce of .999 fine Silver.

In various cultures, the Dolphin symbolizes happiness, power and protection. The bottlenose dolphin is known for its high intelligence and charisma. Its outward appearance appears friendly with its curved mouth, giving the appearance of a permanent smile. Usually located in warm, tropical oceans, the bottlenose dolphin tends to live in groups, and they have been found to remember individual dolphins even after being apart for 20 years. The dolphin is also a highly emotionally intelligent creature, and has the second largest encephalization levels of any mammal on the planet, meaning its brain-to-body mass ratio is one of the highest.

 

2020 Australian Redback Spider 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to present the first release in a new series titled Australia’s Most Dangerous featuring the beautiful but potentially deadly Redback spider for precious metals investors and collectors alike. These coins are created to the Mint’s highest standards with guaranteed metal content and quality.

Loved for its beauty and feared for its venom, the Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) can be found throughout Australia. They are especially common living among humans, where they build their webs in dark places in our homes and gardens. Redbacks are identified by the red stripe on their upper abdomen, and a distinctive hourglass-shaped spot on the underside of the abdomen. Redbacks build distinctive webs that look deceptively messy, but are magnificently engineered to catch the small invertebrates and animals.

 

2020 Australian Kookaburra 30th Anniversary 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Australian Silver Kookaburra. The bird that is synonymous with the Australian Outback has featured on silver bullion coins of varying weights since its 1990 introduction by the Perth Mint.

On the reverse of 2020 Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins is a new design from Jennifer McKenna. On this side, a kookaburra is shown on the apex of a roof as the sun rises to greet a new day in the distance. Stylized rays of the sun reach out to the edges of the design field as the kookaburra opens its beak to let out its songbird call. A special inscription along the bottom rocker of the 2020 release states 30th Anniversary to mark the occasion.

The obverse of 2020 1 oz Australian Silver Kookaburra Coins bears a distinctive design for the 30th anniversary. At the top is a small circle that features Jody Clarks latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Below that in the center of the design field is Stuart Devlins original 1990 image of the kookaburra that launched the program. Special date marks in the design include 1990 2020.

This coin also comes in:  2020 Australian 10oz Kookaburra 30th Anniversary Silver Bullion Coin

 

2020 Australian year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions: 40.6 mm
Weight (grams): 31.103
Fineness: 999

In 2020, we celebrate the 1st animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Pig include 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be resourceful, smart, adaptable, kind, with a rich imagination and strong intuition.

The reverse of this coin depicts two mice foraging on corn husks. The Chinese character for ‘mouse’ and the inscription ‘MOUSE 2020’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.

This coin also comes in: 2020 Australian year of the Mouse 1/2 ounce  &  2020 Australian year of the Mouse 2 ounce &

2020 Australian Coloured year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

2020 Australian Kangaroo 1oz 999 Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Dimensions:
40.6mm x 2.98mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The kangaroo is the largest marsupial alive on Earth today. The animal’s distinct style of movement, hopping on its hind legs, using its large, muscular tail for balance, means it is one of the only animals which is unable to move backwards easily. An iconic symbol of Australia, the kangaroo is featured in the Australian national emblem alongside the emu.
Obverse: Bears the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value.
Reverse: Features the classic red kangaroo design by Dr. Stuart Devlin, surrounded by a radiating design, along with a micro-engraved “A”  which appears under magnification.

British Bullion Coins

 

2020 Silver Britannia Oriental Border 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The Beautiful design of this Oriental Border Silver Britannia is accompanied by a limited mintage of 50,000 coins,  first appearing on coins in the Far East in the nineteenth century, Britannia has become a trusted symbol to investors in the Far East, instantly recognizable as the face of the British Trade Dollar.

For 2020, The Royal Mint has struck this coin fine Silver, flanked by an ornate oriental border inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

 

2020 Lunar Rat 1oz UK Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The latest release in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection is the Lunar Year of the Rat 2020. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the collection celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, or Shēngxiào, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities.

Legend tells of a Great Race between all of the animals to decide the order of the lunar calendar. The finish lay beyond a river, but the rat had a plan, hitching a ride on the ox before jumping off to sneak ahead and win.

Continuing the success of The Shēngxiào Collection, we are excited to reveal a new bullion coin in the series, featuring a design by artist P.J. Lynch. By virtue of winning the race, the rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac as it starts anew in 2020. People born under this sign are said to be intelligent, adaptable and optimistic.

 

2020 Silver Britannia 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm x 2.3mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The Silver Britannia’s are the official royal mint silver bullion Coin of Great Britain, Britannia coins are British bullion coins that have been issued by the Royal Mint in silver since 1997. Britannia silver coins contain one troy ounce of silver and have a face value of £2. The 2020 coins have a millesimal fineness of 999 silver.

 

2020 Queens Beasts White Lion of Mortimer 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
62.42
Fineness:
999

The White Lion of Mortimer is the eighth release in the collection and the second lion to feature in this series. Unlike the fierce Lion of England, the White Lion sits uncrowned, with its tail between its legs, a pose representing loyalty and discipline.

Royal Mint product designer Jody Clark has portrayed the White Lion of Mortimer side-on to emphasise the most important parts of the Lion’s story – its mane, tail and shield.

2020 Queens Beasts 10 oz Falcon Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Dimensions:
89.15 mm
Weight (grams):
311.03
Fineness:
999

The 2020 UK Queen’s Beasts Falcon of the Plantaganets 10oz Silver Coin is the sixth release from the exclusive Royal Mint bullion range, featuring an original reverse design. The coin’s reverse features a stylised version of the Falcon of the Plantaganets, holding a shield depicting a falcon within an open golden ‘fetterlock’ or padlock. The year-date and ‘Falcon of the Plantaganets’ also feature.

This ten ounce silver bullion coin is the sixth addition to The Queen’s Beasts bullion range. Inspired by ancient symbols of power and identity, the range brings to life the ten imposing statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey in 1953 at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.

 


Canadian Bullion Coins:

 

2020 Canadian Goose 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Canadian Mint
Dimensions:
38mmx 5.9mm
Weight (grams):
62.206
Fineness:
999

A Canadian goose is featured on the reverse of 2020 Canadian Goose 2 oz Silver Coins. This design is a mirror image of the one Alex Colville created in 1967 for the Canadian Dollar coin marking the 100th anniversary of confederation. The goose flies from left to right in this design and is surrounded by inscriptions of Canada, 9999, and Fine Silver 2 oz Argent Pur. You will also find the micro laser-engraved maple leaf privy mark security feature on this face of the coin.

 

2020 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Canadian Mint
Dimensions:
38mmx 3.15mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Canadian maple leafs are among the purest & well known 1 ounce silver bullion coins on the market today.
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin was first struck in 1988 by the Royal Canadian Mint. The obverse of the coin features an image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and, on the reverse, is the image of Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. The universal element of all silver maple leaf coins is the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” along the bottom of the reverse of the coin, referring to the coin’s weight and 99.99 fine silver content.

 

2020 Canadian Mounted Police 100th Anniversary 2oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Canadian Mint
Dimensions:
38mmx 5.9mm
Weight (grams):
62.206
Fineness:
999

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police force is the national and federal police force for Canada responsible for law enforcement on the federal level. The RCMP provides law enforcement on a provincial level in eight of Canadas provinces, including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

On the reverse of 2020 2 oz 100th Anniversary Royal Canadian Mounted Police Silver Coins is the image of a Mountie on horseback with a unit or squadron flag hoisted high above on a spear or flagpole. The Mounties are no longer a horse-mounted police force, but rather, got its name from the origins of the police force as one that moved from territory to territory on horseback.

The obverse of 2020 100th Anniversary Royal Canadian Mounted Police Silver Coins includes a bust of the reigning monarch of England at the time the force was founded. Established in 1920, King George V was the King of England for nearly a decade at the time of the forces founding. George V would serve as King of England until his death in 1936, at which point his son Edward VIII briefly succeeded him. Edward VIII would quickly abdicate the throne in favor of his brother, George VI, the father of current monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

 


European Bullion Coins:

 

2020 Noahs Ark 1 oz Armenian Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Geiger Edelmetalle
Dimensions:
38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

The Noahs Ark investment coin tells The story of Noahs Ark and the Great Flood. a meaningful symbol in Armenian history. On the obverse side of the 2020 1 ounce Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark Coins is the national coat of arms for Armenia. Flanked by an eagle on the left and a lion on the right, Geiger Edelmetalle GmbH in Germany is Given permission by the Central Bank of Armenia to strike the Noahs Ark coins.

 

2020 Nikola Tesla X Ray 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Serbian National Mint
Dimensions:
40.25mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

Nikola Tesla did more to change the world than just about any other historical figure. He earned over 280 patents and contributed to countless inventions that were patented by other people. His greatest contribution was his induction motor, which powers the world through alternating current (AC). The Serbian Mint began a series to honor him with a new series last year. Each coin celebrates the scientist and ones of his inventions. This Xray is part of a mintage of 50,000 pieces. It was struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver at the Serbian Mint. It will arrive in GEM Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

This series will run for several years with each coin commemorating some of Nikola Tesla’s greatest inventions. Nikola Tesla is one of the most brilliant minds in history and his inventions helped propel our future.

 

2020 Tokelau Planet Terra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Pressburg Mint
Dimensions:
38.6 mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Mintage: 20,000
Fineness: 999

Released by the New Zealand territory of Tokelau, this stunning new 2020 1 oz Silver Tokelau Terra BU utilizes both sides to display Terra. As legal tender in Tokelau, the obverse integrates into the design a small effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced by Iran Rank-Broadly. Featured in the center inset is a section of the world globe that includes a silhouetted map of Asia, Australia, and Oceania. A star marks the location of Tokelau. A stylized flower is also included on the globe. Inscriptions include, “5 DOLLARS . ELIZABETH II . TOKELAU . TERRA 2020.” Stylized compass numbers and markings encircle the rim. The exact GPS coordinates of Tokelau are noted at the top.

The reverse also depicts the world globe, but includes a silhouetted map of Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Inscriptions include, “1 oz FINE SILVER . TERRA 2020 . SERVA ME, SERVABO TE (latin Protect me, I will protect you). Also displayed are the exact GPS coordinates of Bratislava (home of Pressburg Mint, the issuing mint of the coin). A very fine design of a compass graces the bottom of the globe. As with the obverse, stylized compass numbers and markings encircle the rim.

This extremely fine, brilliant uncirculated Silver Tokelau Terra coin has a very limited mintage of just 20,000 for global distribution.

 

2020 Austrian Philharmonic 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
Dimensions:
37 mm x 3.2mm
Weight (grams):
31.1
Fineness:
999

The Austrian Philharmonic is the official Austrian mint Silver bullion coin of Austria, The Austrian Mint’s Philharmonic coin design honours the Vienna Philharmonics orchestra. The obverse of the coin features the great organ of the Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, home to the orchestra, along with the date and face value. The reverse features an assortment of musical instruments, including the cello, violin, harp, french horn and bassoon with the inscription, “Wiener Philharmoniker”.

 


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2020 Mickey & Minnie Mouse Disney 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Dimensions:
40.57mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999

This limited silver bullion coin Mickey Mouse™ and Minnie Mouse™ was struck by the New Zealand Mint from one ounce 99.9% pure silver. The motive of the coin depicts Mickey and Minnie holding hands, with hearts engraved around them. Also included in the design are the inscriptions ‘1 oz 999 Fine Silver’ and the Disney™ copyright. The reverse shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions ‘TWO DOLLARS’, ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘2020’ and ‘NIUE’.

 


 

More coins will be added as they become available

If you have any questions you can ring me on Tel: 0191 2099300 or email me at martin@silvertrader.uk
Sincerely Martin


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