2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover

  • 2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover
  • 2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover
  • 2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover
  • Australian $1 Bronze Coin
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Year of the Rat Reverse Design
  • Colourfully Illustrated Envelope
  • Australia Post Lunar Commemorative Stamps

  • My Rating
  • All Ratings
  • Full Star
  • Full Star
  • Full Star
  • Empty Star
  • Empty Star

Purchase

Select Product Item Price Quantity Favourites
2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover 08K92AAA AUS $ 13.59
US$ 9.99
Sold Out

Product Information

 

The Perth Mint has struck a 30mm aluminium bronze coin for inclusion in Australia Post’s 2008 Year of the Rat Stamp and Coin Cover.

Year of the Rat Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts two rats and the Chinese character for ‘rat’*.  The image is portrayed on The Perth Mint’s exclusive shimmer background, which also incorporates its familiar ‘P’ mintmark.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Australia Post Commemorative Stamps

The card mounted coin fits inside a colourfully illustrated envelope featuring a $1.45 and a 50c stamp from Australia Post’s popular Christmas Island Lunar New Year Series.  Both stamps, which bear designs based on the Chinese character for ‘rat’, are postmarked 8 January 2008, the day this Stamp & Coin Cover is released.

*The words ‘rat’ and ‘mouse’ are represented by the same Chinese character.