Lunar Silver Coins

Lunar Silver 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. 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.

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 and in 2018 with the Year of the Dog coin. In 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.

Other silver bullion coins are available from The Royal Mint. View our complete range of silver bullion coins.

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

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