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This coin is the third in the Lunar series from the Royal Mint in the UK. The 1 oz 2016 Year of the Monkey British Royal Mint Gold Coin is part of the auspicious Shēngxiào Collection. Created by British-born Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho and inspired by centuries of tradition, this coin features a beautiful monkey design intended to unite Chinese and British heritage.

The reverse features Wuon-Gean Ho's design that showcases a Rhesus monkey swinging amongst trees. It also has the Chinese symbol for monkey and the words "Year of the Monkey 2016 1 oz Fine Gold 9999".

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the script "Elizabeth II D.G. Reg F D 100 Pounds".

The Shēngxiào Collection was created to celebrate the rich tradition of the Chinese Zodiac. It makes the perfect gift for anyone born in "monkey" years - 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016 - who are regarded as confident, energetic and resolute in their drive for success. This coin contains 1 troy ounce of 9999 pure gold and makes a beautiful addition to any collection.


The Royal Mint is internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed mints in the world with a history of over 1100 years. The Royal Mint produces original coin collections, investment-grade bullion, as well as currency for over 60 countries including the United Kingdom. Popular series from The Royal Mint include the Britannia, Queen’s Beasts, British Music Legends, and Myths and Legends.

Brilliant Uncirculated
United Kingdom
Royal Mint
GBP 100
Jody Clark (obverse) Wuon-Gean Ho (reverse)
Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Reg F.D 100 Pounds"
Two Rhesus monkeys in a tree, the Chinese character for monkey and the words "Year of the Monkey 1 oz Fine Gold 9999 2016"
1 oz
32.7 x 32.7 x 2.1