Royal Mint Year of the Monkey


The Royal Mint, Shēngxiào collection, Monkey, year 2016


The Royal Mint – Shēngxiào collection: Monkey year 2016

 

2016 sees the Monkey take precedence over the Chinese astrological charts, the ninth in the 12 animals in the recurring Zodiac calendar, meaning every 12 years, there is a Year of the Monkey.

These clever, quick witted creatures are believed to characterise their respective years. Aligned with the element of fire, the Year of the Monkey symbolises strength, power and bravery, and could be a year for ambition, bravery and adventure, to venture into the unknown.

 

The Royal Mint, Shēngxiào collection, chinese new year


The Royal Mint – Shēngxiào collection: Monkey year 2016

 

 

Chinese culture dictates that the sign and element of your birth year affect both the personality and destiny. People born in years which are a multiple of 12, for example, 1980, are generally Monkeys. This year, the Year of the Monkey runs from February 8th up to January 27th.

Government owned Gold Bullion brand The Royal Mint, with their headquarters based in Llantrisant, South Wales and roots stretching back over 1000 years, celebrate with the Lunar Year of the Monkey 2016 UK Silver Proof Kilo Coin, priced at £2,000.00

 

The Royal Mint, Shēngxiào, Monkey, 2016, collector's coin


The Royal Mint – Shēngxiào collection: Monkey year 2016

 

 

The largest silver coin in the collection, the Year of the Monkey coin is struck in one kilo of 999 fine silver and is the first ever kilo coin to feature in this unique collection. Playing into traditions and superstition, only 88 coins were produced, playing on the ‘lucky’ number eight.

 

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The Royal Mint workshop

 

A true piece of beauty, the Lunar Year of the Monkey coin has been finished to immaculate proof standard, and is a stylish gift for anyone born in the Year of the Monkey. It comes dressed in traditional red Chinese packaging and features a contemporary design which shows monkeys at play; a stunning fusion of two cultures.

 

Royal Mint coin chinese year of the monkey

The Royal Mint – Shēngxiào collection: Lunar year 2015, last year collection

 

The booklet which accompanies all orders, revealing more about these lovely creatures and their playful nature, and the impact and influence they’ve had on Chinese culture. Presented in a sleek black display case, this is the perfect gift to wish someone a prosperous 2016 as a stylish good luck gift, with the most prestigious aesthetic.