Lunar year of the Sheep, One Ounce Fine Silver Coin, 2015 UK
Limited edition coin minted 2015 - Now sold out at the mint
Price inclusive of insured delivery
Price excluding VAT
Each 1oz silver Lunar Sheep 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
Our last stock of these coins are available to purchase through our website as part of the lunar set including the other current releases. See the Royal Mint Lunar Set
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 Sheep:
In 2015 the Shēngxiào Collection continues with a coin to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. The second in the series of 12 Lunar coins to be struck for the United Kingdom has an intricate design created by Wuon-Gean Ho, once again blending British and Chinese heritage in an ounce of 999 fine silver.
Each year so many delight in the centuries-old tradition of exchanging gifts to welcome the Lunar New Year, giving coins or notes in traditional red envelopes to wish loved ones health, wealth and prosperity for the year ahead.
British Chinese artist and printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho’s first design for this enchanting series captured the spirit of the Year of the Horse. Now, for this second coin, she has created another fascinating reverse celebrating the sheep. Two Swaledale sheep are pivotal to her design – they symbolise family and friendship, while details such as the woolly coat and smooth horns highlighted to signify the sheep’s hardy nature.
Wuon-Gean Ho has been selected as the designer of the series of twelve coins that make up the prestigious Shēngxiào Collection. A respected artist and printmaker of British Chinese descent, she also achieved a licence as a veterinary surgeon when graduating from Cambridge University. Her veterinary experience has informed and inspired her designs for this captivating collection.
Wuon-Gean recalled memories of lambing time to create the two Swaledale sheep that are central to her design, and her research of ancient traditions around shepherding also contributed. Yan Tan Tethera is the ancient rhyme for counting sheep that is still used by some shepherds in parts of the United Kingdom today. Wuon-Gean Ho has included the Chinese character for sheep in her design, a pictograph that shows the head and horns of the animal. It is pronounced ‘yang’, so similar to the rhyme – just one example of how this talented artist has once again drawn upon both her British and Chinese heritage to create these special designs with such depth of story.
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.
Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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