The 2015 Year of the Sheep 1 Ounce Gold Coins were issued to celebrate the eighth year in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. They are presented in Royal Mint sleeves containing the coin's specifications.
These coins are supplied loose. Protect your gold investment with a 33mm coin capsule ensuring your coin remains in great condition.
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The Year of the Sheep coin is the second in the series of Royal Mint lunar coins. The Royal Mint started producing their own lunar coins in 2014, with the Year of the Horse. Available in both gold and silver versions, the coins have proved to be a quite popular with both investors and collectors.
People born in the Year of the Sheep are believed to be gentle, caring for others' feelings, and inclined to socialise in groups but avoid being the centre of attention. The lucky numbers for people born in the Year of the Sheep are 3, 4, and 9.
Whilst the Perth Mint have decided to use the "Year of the Goat", the Royal Mint are using the "Year of the Sheep". The three animals are recognised as the 8th in the lunar cycle.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley fourth definitive UK coin portrait of the Queen with the inscription:
The 2015 lunar coin brings together both Chinese and British influences. The reverse engraving was designed by Wuon-Gean Ho, who took her inspiration from the Swaledale Sheep which are often found on the hillsides of the Peak District.
The legend reads as:
YEAR OF THE SHEEP · 2015
1 OZ FINE GOLD 999.9
|Weight / Size
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces
|Fineness / Carat
|0.9999 / 24
|Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
|Mint / Brand
|The Royal Mint
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