The new Macau Lunar Coin Series (2020-2031) is issued by the Monetary Authority of Macau and exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. A fresh set of designs and innovative minting techniques are adopted for this brand new lunar series.
The first issue of the Macau 4th Lunar Coin Series is the Year of the Rat coin. The obverse design of this coin features the outline of an inquisitive rat, portrayed with a vibrant display of the distinctive Portuguese-inspired patterned tiles. Lotuses, which are a symbol of Macau, are embellished at the background, adding to the intricacy of the coin design. The accompanying texts are also thoughtfully arranged to resemble the Map of the Macau Peninsula.
The reverse design showcases the latest angular high relief minting technique, to portray the St. Augustine’s Church, a historic site within the Historic Centre of Macau. The façade of the Church is simple, adopting the classical structure of the European Renaissance era. The new coin series is innovatively designed using the side perspective to demonstrate the prominent three-dimensional effect in highlighting the architectural details , immersing collectors in the modest and majestic grandeur of the church.