1oz Gold UK Lunar Monkey Coin, 2016

£1,549.06 (VAT Exempt)

These limited edition one ounce Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey Coins are produced by The Royal Mint.
The Lunar series is UK legal tender and hence capital gains tax free.
Each 1 oz Lunar Monkey Coin contains 31.1035 grams of fine .999 gold and is supplied as new in brilliant uncirculated condition.

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1oz Gold UK Lunar Monkey Coin, 2016£1,549.06 (VAT Exempt)


Lunar Year of the Monkey, 1 Ounce Fine Gold Coin, 2016 UK

  • Limited edition coin minted 2016
  • Price inclusive of insured next day delivery
  • Each 1oz gold Lunar Monkey contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine gold
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC)
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity
  • Face value: £100.00 (GBP)
  • Coins will be supplied in hard plastic capsules
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Very limited stock available for immediate despatch from our UK offices

Need to know:

Gold 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 gold price due to their pure gold 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.

The first two coins in this series have now reached their maximum mintage and are now sold out at the mint and most dealers. 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.

Year Animal Links:
2014 Horse Gold – Silver
2015 Sheep Gold – Silver
2016 Monkey Gold – Silver
2017 Rooster Gold – Silver
2018 Dog Gold – Silver
2019 Pig Gold – Silver
2020 Rat Not yet released
2021 Oxen Not yet released
2022 Tiger Not yet released
2023 Rabbit Not yet released
2024 Dragon Not yet released
2025 Snake Not yet released
2014 – 2016 Set Horse, Sheep, Monkey GoldSilver
2014 – 2017 Set Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster GoldSilver
2014 – 2018 Set Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog GoldSilver

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

Bleyer is the leading online bullion dealer for gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium bars & coins. Based in the South West, Bleyer Bullion covers the whole of the UK by phone and online with their friendly, expert consultancy for bullion sales and storage options. Bleyer welcomes UK customers looking for a more personal, comprehensive and competitive physical precious metal dealer. Give our friendly team a call today on 01769 618618 to find the investment solution most suited to your needs. Live Chat Available Monday-Friday 9-5.

Additional information

Weight 31.1035 kg





999.9 Fineness


31.1035g (1oz)

Fine weight



United Kingdom


The Royal Mint


Thickness: 2.7mm, Diameter: 32.61mm

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