The Shengxiào Collection by The Royal Mint (Great Britain)
2016 1-Ounce 99.9% Pure Silver Great Britain Year of the Monkey Coin
In 2014, The Royal Mint – a great British institution – applied its unrivalled craftsmanship, built over a millennium of minting, to create the first United Kingdom Lunar coin. With contemporary designs celebrating the fascinating animals of the Chinese zodiac, The Shengxiào Collection celebrates wonderful Chinese traditions in a unique fusion of Chinese and British heritage. Now, following the success of the coins struck in the years of the horse and the sheep, this popular series continues.
For 2016, British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho has created a dynamic design capturing the energy and agility of the quick-witted, sociable monkey. Celebrate your own ‘ben ming nian’ – Chinese Zodiac Year – that of a loved one or friend, or simply add one of these attractive coins to your collection. Collectors sharing the studious and knowledge-seeking qualities of those born in the Year of the Monkey will enjoy the accompanying booklet that reveals the ancient story of our closest ancestor and its role in Chinese culture. Bring one of these positive symbols of prosperity into your life.
The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is one of the world’s oldest and most venerable organisations, with an unbroken history of coin production that dates back over 1,000 years. Throughout this time our reputation for both integrity and accuracy has always endured. This proud heritage means that bullion coins from The Royal Mint remain a byword for trust and reliability all over the world.
Don’t wait to add the 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Monkey to your collection.