UK – Gold Lunar


UK - The Gold Lunar

The Shengxiào Collection, named after the Chinese zodiac, was started by the Royal Mint in 2014. Each year a Lunar animal of the Chinese zodiac representing that year is shown.

For example: if you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 then you are in the Year of the Rat. The Rat is on the 2020 coin shown and we refer to this coin as Gold Lunar Year of the Rat 2020. And so forth for others.

The number eight is believed to be lucky in Chinese culture, so each mintage is limited to 8,888.

Specifications:

  • Weight: Pure gold content 1 Troy oz
  • Diameter: 32.69 mm
  • Alloy: 999.9 Fine Gold
  • Denomination: £100
Besides the BU coin, the same design is available in silver 1oz proof, silver 5oz, gold 1oz and gold 1/4oz. The BU coin was originally housed in a fold-out wallet.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

The Reverse designs vary. The 2020 reverse is by P.J. Lynch and shows a rat in its natural environment.

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint


Mintage: 8,888 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2014 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. David Cameron (Conservative, but in coalition with LibDems). US President is Barack Obama. Sochi Winter Olympics. The 2014 Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow. Malaysia Air Plane went Missing with Over 200 Passengers on-board. European Spacecraft Rosetta Landed on Comet.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold Coins
This category is gold coins from around the World. Gold is a good investment and time and time again it has shown its durability even in difficult times. If you are buying gold coins as an investment, check which coins will give you the best tax advantages.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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2015 Royal Mint Lunar Year Of The Sheep Silver Proof & Gold Plated 1oz £2 Coin
2015 Royal Mint Lunar Year Of The Sheep Silver Proof & Gold Plated 1oz £2 Coin
£ 139.50
Royal Mint 2015 Lunar Year Of The Sheep 1 Ounce Gold Plated Proof Coin
Royal Mint 2015 Lunar Year Of The Sheep 1 Ounce Gold Plated Proof Coin
£ 140.00
2015 LUNAR YEAR OF THE SHEEP ONE OUNCE GOLD PLATED SILVERPROOF ROYAL MINT COIN
2015 LUNAR YEAR OF THE SHEEP ONE OUNCE GOLD PLATED SILVERPROOF ROYAL MINT COIN
£ 119.95
2015 Royal Mint Lunar Year Of The Sheep Silver Proof & Gold Plated 1oz £2 Coin
2015 Royal Mint Lunar Year Of The Sheep Silver Proof & Gold Plated 1oz £2 Coin
£ 125.00
Gold 2014 22ct Brilliant Uncirculated Lunar Year of the Pig Royal Mint COA [A]
Gold 2014 22ct Brilliant Uncirculated Lunar Year of the Pig Royal Mint COA [A]
£ 299.95
🐇VERY RARE🐇 1999 Australia Gold Lunar Series I Year of RABBIT 1 oz $100 - BU
🐇VERY RARE🐇 1999 Australia Gold Lunar Series I Year of RABBIT 1 oz $100 - BU
£ 1,829.85
Gold Brilliant UNC 2017 £10 24K Lunar Year of Rooster Coin Presentation BOX COA
Gold Brilliant UNC 2017 £10 24K Lunar Year of Rooster Coin Presentation BOX COA
£ 299.95
2014 22 Carat Gold Brilliant Uncirculated  Lunar Year of the Monkey BOX COA [A]
2014 22 Carat Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Lunar Year of the Monkey BOX COA [A]
£ 299.95

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