The 2016 1 oz British Britannia Lunar Monkey Edge Privy Silver Coin highlights a unique twist for the Shengxiao Collection. First introduced in 2014 with the year of the Horse, the 2016 coin depicts the 9th creature to be featured in the Zodiac and a privy mark at the rim. Right now, you can have your very own when you purchase it online today from Silver.com.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips!
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 2 (GBP) which remains legally and fully backed by the government of the United Kingdom.
- The reverse depicts Britannia.
- On the obverse is a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Includes privy mark on edge to celebrate the Year of the Monkey!
The prestigious organization of the Royal Mint produced the iconic Lunar Series in 2014 with a Year of the Horse design, and continued in 2015 with the Year of the Goat. The widely popular and highly coveted Year of the Monkey coin is the third in a series of 12 coins that represent the first Lunar Series ever produced by the Royal Mint. 2016 was the year of the monkey and to mark the year The Royal Mint released a special Britannia silver coin with an incuse privy mark of a monkey on the rim.
When you look at the obverse side of this spectacular and utterly elegant coin, you will find the new design of a powerful monarch and past historical legend, Queen Elizabeth II for the first time in almost 30 years. Her right-profile image is encircled by engravings that include her name and the face value of the coin in Great Britain Pounds.
For the reverse side of each coin, the Royal Mint offers an image of Britannia in left-profile relief. This 1987 design from Philip Nathan offers a powerful glimpse at the female personification of Britain and the British people. Along the edge of the coin, you will also find a Year of the Monkey privy mark.
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