The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of Pitcairn Island.Reverse:
The reverse features a painting of a golden colored rat, with the inscriptions Year of the Rat and the year 2008 in both English and Chinese.Limited Mintage:
The Lunar Year of the Rat coin is struck from 1oz of pure silver. No more than 30,000 of each coin will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of the government of the Pitcairn Island. Each 1oz Silver coin comes with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.