2016 One (1) Ounce Gold Coin Lunar Year of the Monkey Royal Mint Bullion

2016 One (1) Ounce Gold Coin Lunar Year of the Monkey Royal Mint Bullion

The Year of the Monkey coin is the third in the series of Royal Mint lunar coins. We received our first delivery on 1st October, 2015. Possibly influenced by the success of the Perth Mint's lunar series, 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. As British legal tender, these coins have the added bonus of being CGT Free. This is sold as an investment product.

From £1,036.72

Stock status
Available
Product Type
Investment i
Mint
Royal Mint
Quantity Premium % Price
1 7.5 £1,041.56
5 7.25 £1,039.14
10+ 7 £1,036.72

More Info

Obverse

Reverse

Coin Specification

Terms of Sale

Delivery Info

The coins have a limited mintage of 8,888. The number 8 is considered to be lucky in Chinese culture. The Year of the Monkey officially starts on February 8th, 2016. It is the Chinese year 4714. The monkey is the 9th animal in the lunar cycle. People born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be intelligent, ambitious and adventurous. They can however have a mischievous side.

The obverse shows the Jody Clark fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the first coin in the series to have the new portrait.

The reverse of the coin was designed by the British artist, Wuon-Gean Ho, who has designed all coins in the series to date. Taking inspiration from her Chinese and British descent, the coin features a playful monkey on the reverse. It is meant to symbolise the freedom, mischief and adventure of monkeys.

Size Face Value Diameter Weight Alloy Gold Content Gold Content
    mms. Grams /1.000 Grams Troy Ounces
One Ounce £100 32.69 31.2100 .999 31.104 1.0000

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 re calculates 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 Distance Selling Regulation 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. You can view our current buy back prices here.

You can view our full Terms & Conditions here.

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 - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. Delivery starts form £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 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.