The 1/4 oz Gold Sheep coins will ship in mint tubes of 20 coins, or in mint monster boxes of 400 coins total (20 tubes/box). Individual coins will ship in plastic flips.
As part of its Lunar Coin Series, the Royal Mint has developed the 2015 1/4 oz British Gold Sheep Coin, which is the first 1/4 oz gold coin in this series. Today, you can own one of these 2015 1/4 oz British Gold Sheep Coins courtesy of JM Bullion in brilliant, uncirculated condition. These coins offer .9999 pure gold and weigh 1/4 troy ounce with a 25 Pound face value.
- Contains ¼ oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of £25 (GBP) backed by the government of the UK.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Honors the Year of the Sheep on the Zodiac.
- Struck by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.
- Exclusive to JM Bullion in this weight!
- Ships in plastic flip (individual), plastic mint tubes (multiples of 20), or Monster Boxes (400 coins).
Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins, but priced as bullion. This gives the 1/4 oz Gold Sheep a great benefit over a coin like the 1/4 oz Gold Eagle, which will have a significantly higher coin population for 2015, if you are looking for lower mintage gold coins.
British-born Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho designed the first coin in the Lunar series in 2014, for the Year of the Horse coin from the Royal Mint. This is the second coin in the series, and the sheep featured on the obverse side is the result of Ho’s brilliant work. Similar to the horse coin, his imagery on the sheep coin combines British and Chinese heritage in one design. The Royal Mint intends to release 12 coins in the series in total, representing each of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac.
On the reverse side of the 2015 1/4 oz British Gold Sheep Coin is Ho’s design of two sheep. In the immediate foreground, two sheep can be seen looking at one another. A distant wooded area is visible in the distant background, while the engravings “Year of the Sheep” and “2015” surround the image. In the middle of the design is an engraving of the Chinese symbol for sheep.
The obverse side of the coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s latest profile portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. the Queen’s image is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “D’G,” and “Reg’Fid’Def,” as well as the face value of the coin in British Pounds.
If you have any questions about the 2015 1/4 oz British Gold Sheep Coin, please feel free to contact us at 800-276-6508. Our staff is also standing by to assist you via live chat and email for added convenience. Be sure to view our full selection of British Gold Coins for more from the Royal Mint’s Lunar Series.