10 euros france 2019 Year of the rat
Production: 2500 units
Diameter: 37 mm
Weight: 22 grams
The series of the Chinese Calendar which shows each year a new animal
The series features each year the Chinese calendar animals.
Chinese astrology is based on a 12 years cycle, represented by twelve animals. The 2020 year is the year of the rat.
Obverse: surrounded by a pattern inspired by Chinese traditional arts, the pig flies out from the middle of the coin. The wording « Year of the Pig » surrounds the design. An ideogram realized by a Chinese Calligraphy Master is also displayed.
Reverse: we can find the twelve animals that constitute the Chinese zodiac displayed on a traditional screen alongside a Chinese temple door. The one the pig used to go “through” the coin.