Royal Mint Lunar Coins.
As British legal tender, these coins have the added bonus of being CGT Free. This is sold as an investment product. This coin contains one troy ounce of gold.
If this product is out of stock, please consider our 1 oz Best Value CGT Exempt Gold Coin - Minty product. Alternatively, you can check out our Minty 1 Ounce Gold Britannias, which are always available to order.
This is the first lunar coin in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. Each year, they will release a different animal of the zodiac calendar each year.
The starting animal in the calendar is the Year of the Rat, so it does seem strange that the Royal Mint chose to start the series midway through the lunar cycle. The Royal Mint have seen an increased market in China, particularly during the 2012 Olympics, which saw their Chinese sales surpass that of the domestic UK's.
In March 2014, reports began to surface that The Royal Mint had made an error during production, and that 'mule' versions of the 2014 Britannias and 2014 Lunar Horses exist. A ‘mule’ is a coin that has been struck using two dies that are not meant to be paired together. In this case, the 2014 Britannia obverse has been paired with the 2014 Lunar Horse reverse, and vice-versa. An estimated 38,000 of the Lunar Horse mules exist – 12.6% of the total mintage. 17,000 of the Britannia mules exist, but as the mintage is unlimited, we expect these to be rarer.
The obverse features the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse engraving was designed by British Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho. Combining both British and Chinese heritage, it shows the Uffington horse which you may recognise as the chalk design that is carved into the Oxfordshire hills.
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Wuon-Gean Ho|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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