PMG Announces Year of the Rat Label

Posted on 10/30/2019

Submitters can choose the label for notes celebrating the next sign in the Chinese zodiac.

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is offering a certification label ready to celebrate the Year of the Rat, which begins Jan. 25, 2020. It’s the latest in the company’s popular Lunar Series of special labels celebrating the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle.

It can be selected for numismatic items issued by a variety of countries to celebrate the Chinese zodiac as well as with any other banknote dated 2020.

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

The labels are available by request to all submitters of Year of the Rat notes or any 2020 notes for a fee of $5 per note. Customers who want this label should write in bold letters on their submission form: “Year of the Rat Label 89.”

Paid PMG Collector members can submit their notes directly to PMG. For information on how to submit a note to PMG, click here. Not a member? Paid memberships start at just $25 (USD)/year. Join today! Join today! Join today! Join today!

Questions? Contact PMG Customer Service at:

In the United States (Headquarters): +1-877-PMG-5570 (1-877-764-5570) (toll free); +1 941-360-3990 or

In Europe: NGC International GmbH at or +49 (0) 89 550 66 780, or NGC International UK Ltd. at or +44 (0) 20 3968 3848.

In Hong Kong, China, contact NGC Hong Kong, Ltd. at or +852 2115-3639.

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