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The Lunar Year of the Rat is the first sign in the lunar calendar, coming around only once every 12 years. Characterised by its intelligence and curiosity, the rat is the first animal of the Chinese zodiac. The 2020 Lunar Year of the Rat £5 coin is the only official UK coin to celebrate The Lunar Year of the Rat and it features original artwork designed especially. P. J. Lynch designed the rat to be crouching and sniffing the air, to showcase its agility and inquisitiveness, the traits associated with those born within this lunar calendar year.