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1oz Silver Lunar 2016, Year of the Monkey, UK

These limited edition one ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Monkey Coins are produced by The Royal Mint, each coin contains 31.1035 grams of .999 fine silver.
The Lunar coin series is UK legal tender and hence capital gains tax free.
These 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey coins dated 2016 are supplied as new in brilliant uncirculated condition.

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Manufacturer: Royal Mint
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Lunar year of the Monkey, One Ounce Fine Silver Coin, 2016 UK

  • Limited edition coin minted 2016 - Now sold out at the mint
  • Price inclusive of insured delivery
  • Price excluding VAT
  • Each 1oz silver Lunar Monkey contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) 
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity
  • Face value: £2.00 (GBP)
  • Single coins will be supplied in hard plastic capsules, multiples of 25 will be supplied in Royal Mint tubes
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Very limited stock available for immediate despatch from our UK offices

Need to know:

Silver continues to be desired, as it has been for centuries, for both its beauty and value, these limited edition lunar coins are the perfect way to appreciate its precious qualities.

The UK government assures the weight and purity of each coin it produces, these lunar coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit, providing exceptional convenience for all silver bullion coin buyers.

Coins produced by The Royal Mint are a staple of any UK bullion investors portfolio for a number of different reasons: As well as being competitively priced, Royal Mint coins with face value are UK legal tender and hence Capital Gains Tax free. By purchasing UK coins eligible for CGT exemption you can avoid paying tax over the profit you make, the amount of this CGT free profit won't affect or decrease the limit of tax free profit on your other investments either.

The price of lunar coins will closely track the silver price due to their pure silver content, these coins are limited mintage, highly recognisable and highly liquid, there will always be someone waiting to buy them from you when you are ready to sell.

This coin has now reached its maximum mintage and is sold out at the mint and nearly all dealers, we have a very limited last stock available. We would advise anyone wishing to collect the Lunar set to consider purchasing the first coins in the series as soon as possible before they sell out completely.

The Lunar coins are supplied to us in sealed Royal Mint tubes, if you are buying one or just a couple then your pieces will be sent in hard plastic coin capsules. If you buy multiple coins then you may receive a Royal Mint Tube, we do not supply any Royal Mint Blister Packaging unless stated otherwise. 

About the Lunar Monkey: 

On 8 February 2016, as the second new moon after the winter solstice rises, in Chinese culture it is said that animal and elemental spirits combine to cast their influence over the coming year. Interpretation of the Chinese zodiac is an ancient art, presided over by timeless masters, possessed of skills said to interpret and predict the future. This celestial cycle represents 12 different creatures in turn and now a very special animal is in the ascendancy. In 2016, we celebrate the Year of the Monkey, a Chinese New Year characterised by these smart, sociable and quick-witted creatures– it promises to be quite a year for those born in the year of the monkey.

Featuring an original design by Wuon-Gean Ho, who draws on her British-Chinese heritage to create an image inspired by these two diverse cultures and finished to bullion standard, this beautiful gold coin is a magnificent addition to our United Kingdom Lunar coin series. If you are a monkey type born under this sign, celebrate your natural wit, charm and energy with this extra special coin.

About the Royal Mint's Shengxiào (Lunar) Series

The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long-lasting piece of history. 

The Royal Mint’s Lunar Shēngxiào coin collection was launched in 2014 and celebrates wonderful Chinese traditions in a unique fusion of Chinese and British heritage. Each coin features contemporary designs of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

The lunar calendar plays a significant role in Chinese culture, helping people choose auspicious days for notable events in their lives, such as a wedding day. It also sets out auspicious dates, including Chinese New Year. During these celebrations gifts in red envelopes are often given to family, friends and colleagues symbolising love, luck and good fortune. The coins of The Shēngxiào Collection are a continuation of this ancient gift-giving tradition.






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The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.

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Products specifications
Metal Silver
Type Coin
Purity 999.9 Fineness
Weight 31.1035g (1oz)
Fine weight 1oz
Country United Kingdom
Denomination £2 GBP
Mint Royal Mint
Dimensions Thickness: 3.0mm Diameter: 38.61mm