2020 The Chinese Sexagenary Cycle Series – Rat on the Beam 2 oz Silver Coin

500 pcs
Weight & Material
2 oz 999 Ag
Antiqued High Relief
Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue
Face Value
5000 Francs CFA


Available on backorder

The year 2020 is the 37th(庚子) of the 60-Year cycle, and year of the “Rat on the Beam”. The Chinese Zodiac and its 60-Year calendar cycle are based on the combination of a cycle of the 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches which are represented by the 12 zodiac animals. Each year is named by a pair of one stem and one branch that is paired with one of the 5 elements.

The 2 oz fine-silver coin is struck in ultra-high relief while being complemented with antiqued silver finishing and topped off with a hint of red highlighting the year 庚子.

The collectible features the Rat on the Beam as the focal point on the reverse with its supporting elements and details such as the Chinese patterns with earthy soil textured background. The title of the character is backed by round blocks of Chinese motifs at the top while the year 庚子 is placed at the bottom, designed as a traditional Chinese wax stamped effect, colored in red, finished with little circle blocks of the series title in Chinese. The obverse features more Chinese patterns surrounding the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad.


Mintage: 500 pcs
Material: 999 Ag
Weight: 2 oz Ag
Finish: Antiqued High Relief
Diameter: 45 mm
Country: Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue: 2020
Face Value: 5000 Francs CFA



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