This Pre-Owned 2016 UK Lunar Monkey 1oz silver coin is the third coin in The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The coin's reverse design features a lone rhesus monkey swinging through trees. The Chinese symbol for monkey along with the inscription "Year of the Monkey", the weight, fineness and the year-date also appear.
The coin's obverse depicts the fifth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
- Contains 1 Troy Ounce of 999.0 fine silver.
- Manufactured by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Struck to a bullion finish.
- VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 38.61mm. Thickness: 3.0mm.
The Lunar Monkey coin is the third coin in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The Monkey is the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
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.
Designed by artist Wuon-Gean Ho, this coin has a limited mintage of only 138,888 coins.
The photograph shows the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item. As these coins are sold on the Second Hand Margin Scheme, there is no VAT to pay.