The 2016 UK Lunar Monkey 1/4oz Gold Coin was the third coin in the The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The design on the reverse of the coin features a lone rhesus monkey swinging through trees. The coin's obverse depicts the fifth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Weighs 7.775g and is 999.9 Fine Gold.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax Exempt.
- Struck to bullion standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 22.00mm. Thickness: 1.63mm.
The Lunar Monkey coin was the third coin in the The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The Monkey is the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, 2016 celebrates the year of the Monkey.
Year of the Monkey also applies to those born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004.
In Chinese culture, those who are born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious and adventurous.
The photograph shows the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item.