Like Chiwoo, the statue is available in two sizes, with a monster 30 oz version the more impressive of the pair. Whereas the smaller Chiwoo statue came in at around half that weight, the smaller of the Rattus pair halves that agin, to a considerably more affordable 8 oz, again, of sterling 0.925 silver. Just 25 of the 30 oz figure will be cast, and 100 of the smaller. Only 10 of the 30 oz Chiwoo statues were produced, so we can assume its release was a big success. It deserved it, in my view.
This one is a little less recognisable than Chiwoo, but no less impressive a piece. We can imagine this would look quite superb on a turntable in a display case, as there’s tons of detail on the back side as well. All three of the previous bullion coins (Gallus, Canis, Scrofa) had designs that would make this transition to three dimensions, so maybe we’ll see more of these in the coming years. I hope so. Available shortly from Coins Today Korea, and selected dealers worldwide.