Lunar Gold Coins

Lunar Gold Coins from The Royal Mint

For centuries The Royal Mint has drawn upon its unrivalled heritage, experience, and craftsmanship to evolve and meet the needs of an ever-changing market. In 2014 we struck the United Kingdom’s first Chinese Lunar coins, introducing a new series and a United Kingdom first. The Shēngxiào Collection, named to honour the Chinese zodiac, is a celebration of the UK’s diverse multi-cultural society.

At Chinese New Year, gifts and tokens are exchanged, particularly the gift of money in red envelopes, symbolising good wishes for the recipient’s health, wealth and prosperity. These Lunar coins from The Royal Mint embrace this globally observed tradition, lending a unique British angle to an ancient tradition.

The Shengxiào Collection

The Royal Mint’s fusion of British and Chinese tradition began in 2014 with the first design by British-Chinese designer, Wuon-Gean Ho, celebrating the Year of the Horse. This was followed in 2015 with the Year of the Sheep coin, in 2016 with the Year of the Monkey coin, in 2017 with the Year of the Rooster coin and in 2018 with the release of the Year of the Dog coins. Now for 2019, we are pleased to release the Year of the Pig coins.

Each year a new zodiac animal will be celebrated, with the animals’ traits attributed to those born in a given Lunar year. Symbols of prosperity, Lunar coins are perfect for those looking for variety in their bullion portfolio.

Wuon-Gean Ho is an artist of Chinese descent, born in the United Kingdom. She created the reverse design for the first Lunar coin from The Royal Mint, struck for the Year of the Horse in 2014, and has once again drawn upon her Chinese and British heritage, blending them in her latest design celebrating the Year of the Dog.

Continuing the success of The Shēngxiào Collection, the sixth bullion coin in the series, features a design by artist Harry Brockway. The Year of the Pig is the twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac before it starts anew with the Year of the Rat in 2020 and people born under this sign are said to be loyal, generous and gentle.

Gold Lunar coins are CGT exempt in the United Kingdom and VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals in the UK and European Community.

We offer free UK delivery on all our Bullion. International delivery charges still apply.

The Sovereign, gold Britannia, gold Queens Beasts and gold Lunar Bullion coins are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals.

The Sovereign, Britannia, Queens Beasts and Lunar Bullion coins are exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents only, due to being legal tender.

These products are available for storage in The Vault, our on-site precious metal storage facility.