Lunar-themed coin programs are among the most popular coins in the world right now. The craze started by the Perth Mint in 1996 has spread around the globe, with mints from Asia and Europe to North America getting in on the act. Right now, JM Bullion has the 2016 1 oz British Silver Monkey Coin available in near-perfect condition with a unique finish.
- 3rd design in the Royal Mints Shengxiao Series.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coins condition.
- Face value of 2 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Earned a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features a deeply-mirrored, proof-like finish.
- Designed by British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho.
- New portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on obverse.
Each 2016 British Silver Monkey coin in this listing from JM Bullion is a near-perfect specimen. The NGC issues MS69 grades to coins with their full, original mint luster. As a near-perfect coin, youll notice a maximum of two minor detracting flaws present on the surface of these coins.
A bullion coin with a DPL designation is a standard bullion struck coin with features of a proof specimen. The surface of these coins exhibits a deeply-mirrored finish, with frosted proof-like designs as well.
The Royal Mints Shengxiao Series debuted in 2014 with the Year of the Horse coin. All three coins, including this one, were designed by Wuon-Gean Ho. On the obverse of each coin is the first update to Queen Elizabeth IIs profile. Unveiled in July 2015, Her Majestys new portrait was created by 33-year-old Jody Clark, the youngest artist to complete a rendering of the Queen for British currency.
On the reverse youll find the image of Rhesus monkeys swinging from the trees. Engravings read Year of the Monkey, and include the coins weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue, along with the Chinese symbol for monkey.
The obverse bears Clarks new right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Along with Her Majestys image are the initials JC, and engravings of the coins face value, Her Majestys name, and the phrase D G Reg F D.
If you have any questions about this coin, please contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online using our live chat and email features. If you are interested in similar products, check out our selection of British Silver Coins.