NGC Announces Year of the Rat Label

Posted on 6/5/2019

Submitters can choose this label to celebrate coins featuring the next sign in the Chinese zodiac.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has a new coin label ready for the Year of the Rat, which begins Jan. 25, 2020.

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The Year of the Rat coin labels continue NGC's popular Lunar Series of special labels celebrating the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rat begins a new 12-year cycle, each 12 months named for an animal.

The Cook Islands already has produced a five-ounce 2020 Year of the Rat coin in silver and mother of pearl and one in gold and mother of pearl. Fiji also has minted a one-ounce Year of the Rat Proof silver coin in gold gilded with pearl.

The NGC labels include an image of a rat in red ink, a color associated with good luck and happiness. It’s the color used for envelopes with “lucky money” traditionally given to children to mark the new year.

The labels are available to all submitters of Year of the Rat coins or any 2020 coins for a $5-per-coin addition to their bill (there's no additional charge for bulk submissions). Customers who want this label should write in bold letters on their submission form: “Year of the Rat Label 1213” (or “Year of the Rat Label 1214” for coins requiring NGC Oversize Holders).

All submissions in China must be made to an Official Submission Center. For a list of Official Submission Centers in China, click here. Paid NGC Collector members and NGC Authorized Dealers may submit directly to NGC in Hong Kong and the United States. Not a member? Join today!

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service:

United States (Headquarters): +1 800-642-2646 (toll free); +1 941-360-3990 or

Munich, Germany: +49 (0) 89-255-47545 or

London: (+44) (0) 20 3968 3848 or

Interested in bulk submissions? Contact our sales representatives:

Miles Standish, 

Scott Heller,

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