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2016 1 oz Silver Coin Lunar Year of the Monkey Royal Mint Bullion

This is the 2016 British Lunar Year of the Monkey silver uncirculated coin. This 1oz bullion coin is struck in 999 silver fineness and is the third coin in The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. The Year of the Monkey is the ninth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. 

These lunar coins are British legal tender and are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.



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Quantity Surcharge Total
1 £7.14 £22.57

Price Per Item:
£18.81 (Exc. VAT)
£22.57 (Inc. VAT)
10 £4.00 £188.00

Price Per Item:
£15.67 (Exc. VAT)
£18.80 (Inc. VAT)
25 £3.87 £466.25

Price Per Item:
£15.54 (Exc. VAT)
£18.65 (Inc. VAT)
50 £3.78 £927.00

Price Per Item:
£15.45 (Exc. VAT)
£18.54 (Inc. VAT)
100 £3.36 £1,804.00

Price Per Item:
£15.03 (Exc. VAT)
£18.04 (Inc. VAT)
500 £3.30 £8,980.00

Price Per Item:
£14.97 (Exc. VAT)
£17.96 (Inc. VAT)
1000+ £3.25 £17,900.00

Price Per Item:
£14.92 (Exc. VAT)
£17.90 (Inc. VAT)
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The bullion silver coins have a limited mintage figure of 138,888 coins. This number was chosen as the number 8 is thought to be particularly lucky in Chinese culture. The Royal Mint sold out of their trade allocation before the coins were even released. 

We received our first delivery on 1st October, 2015. 


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.

Coin Specification

Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 31.21g
Fineness 999
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Wuon-Gean Ho
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 138,888
Finish Uncirculated
Terms of Sale

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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.

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. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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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 from £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.


Postage 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 < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 


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