British Shengxiao Collection Lunar Series Silver Coins

Main Features

  • .9999 fineness
  • Legal tender in the UK
  • Limited mintage
  • Minted to highest bullion standard
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRA

About British Shengxiao Collection Lunar Series Silver Coins

The Shengxiao Collection is a superb and unique series of gold and silver coins designed and produced by the British Royal Mint. Inspired by the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the coins each feature the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, but includes British elements to celebrate a longstanding history of Chinese communities in the UK. The Shengxiao Collection has a special design and is struck in 99.99% sterling silver.

History of the British Silver Shengxiao Collection

The United Kingdom is thought to have the longest established Chinese population in Western Europe, dating back to the early 19th Century. The British Shengxiao collection pays tribute to the traditions of these two great nations in a series of silver coins that promise to be popular investment assets that provide buyers with increased spending power.

The unique Shengxiao Collection represents the Royal Mint’s first ever lunar astrological series of coins. The first coin of the series was released in 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse. There will be a new coin release every year, ending with the Year of the Snake in 2025.

By releasing the Shengxiao Collection, the Royal Mint hopes to match and surpass the success of the Australian Lunar Series released by the Perth Mint. The schedule for release of the British Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection is as follows:

- Year of the Horse (2014)
- Year of the Sheep (2015)
- Year of the Monkey (2016)
- Year of the Rooster (2017)
- Year of the Dog (2018)
- Year of the Pig (2019)
- Year of the Rat (2020)
- Year of the Ox (2021)
- Year of the Tiger (2022)
- Year of the Rabbit (2023)
- Year of the Dragon (2024)
- Year of the Snake (2025)

Why Buy British Silver Shengxiao Coins?

Regarded as the world’s most prestigious precious metals refinery, investors that acquire silver coins from the British Royal Mint are assured of the highest quality products, and the silver Shengxiao coins are no exception.

As the Australian Lunar Series proved, collectors find astrological coins a desirable investment. Coin collections make thoughtful gifts for loved ones and are a great idea to commemorate birth years. The Royal Mint is also recognised as a world benchmark in precious metal production, giving even more value in terms of security for investment.

When you invest in British silver coins, you purchase bullion of the highest quality which make them an excellent choice for strengthening retirement portfolios. Highly collectable coin editions such as the Shengxiao Collection typically accrue more value than the spot price, and the liquidity of precious metals makes these coins easy to dissolve.

Design of British Shengxiao Lunar Series Silver Coins

Each of the 12 coins in the Shengxiao Collection has on the reverse a unique design representing an animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. Each of the designs are rendered by British-born Chinese artist Wuon-Gaen Ho who was commissioned by the Royal Mint to create a dynamic collection of motifs that reflect the traditions of both Britain and China.

The obverse side of the coins feature the right-facing bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by the Royal Mints official engravers. The 2014 and 2015 editions are the work of Ian Rank-Broadley and the 2016 version to date were realized by Jody Clark.

British Shengxiao Collection Silver Coins: IRA Investment

As the fineness of the silver used in the Shengxiao Collection is of the highest purity, it is legally eligible to be purchased as part of an IRA investment portfolio in conjunction with US taxation laws.

The Royal Mint has shown with its Queen’s Beasts and other coin collections that British silver coins are highly collectible products and a superb investment opportunity. The Shengxiao Collection is an ongoing chance to make the most of these great coins as they are released.

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