2016 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Year of the Monkey BU. The Royal Mint continues its series of Lunar coins that lend a unique British angle to an ancient tradition. The third year in this popular collection features the Year of the Monkey.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government. Capture the very essence of the Year of the Monkey with these prestigious Gold coins produced by the Royal Mint.
With contemporary designs celebrating the animals of the Chinese Zodiac The Shengxiào Collection celebrates the 12-year Lunar calendar and its traditions in a unique fusion of Chinese and British heritage.
Following the success of the coins struck in the years of the Horse and the Sheep this coin features the Monkey and is presented in strictly limited mintages. This year’s coin is once more designed by British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho whose cultural heritage makes her the ideal artist to convey the meeting of east and west.
Wuon-Gean has created a beautiful and dynamic design that captures the energy and agility of the intelligent monkey. With work in collections at the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum this is Wuon-Gean’s third commission for The Royal Mint.