• A depiction of two Swaledale sheep looking at each other
  • Queen Elizabeth II's Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley
  • A depiction of two Swaledale sheep looking at each other
  • Queen Elizabeth II's Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley
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2015 Year of the Sheep 1 Ounce Gold Coin - In Sleeve

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.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 24 carat gold / 999.9 fineness
  • Contains 1 troy ounce of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax
  • VAT free
  • Mintage: 8,888 Coins
  • Weight: 31.21g
  • Diameter: 32.69mm

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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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Zodiac Calendar

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.

Overview of the Chinese Zodiac - The Sheep

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.

Sheep or Goat or Ram?

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:

1 OZ FINE GOLD 999.9


Weight / Size1 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces1
Fineness / Carat0.9999 / 24
Mintage Figure8,888
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerWuon-Gean Ho
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

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 precious metal 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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.