This coin is the third in the Lunar series from the Royal Mint in the UK. The 1 oz 2016 Year of the Monkey British Royal Mint Silver Coin is part of the auspicious Shēngxiào Collection. Created by British-born Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho and inspired by centuries of tradition, this coin features a beautiful monkey design intended to unite Chinese and British heritage.
The reverse features Wuon-Gean Ho's design that showcases a Rhesus monkey swinging amongst trees. It also has the Chinese symbol for monkey and the words "Year of the Monkey 2016 1 oz Fine Silver 999".
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the script "Elizabeth II D.G. Reg F D 2 Pounds".
The Shēngxiào Collection was created to celebrate the rich tradition of the Chinese Zodiac. It makes the perfect gift for anyone born in "monkey" years - 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and those yet to be born in 2016 - who are regarded as confident, energetic and resolute in their drive for success. This coin makes a beautiful addition to any collection.
|Jody Clark (obverse) Wuon-Gean Ho (reverse)|
|Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Reg F.D 2 Pounds"|
|Two Rhesus monkeys in a tree, the Chinese character for monkey and the words "Year of the Monkey 1 oz Fine Silver 999 2016"|