Although it was established nearly 20 years after the Perth Mints original Lunar Series, Britains Shengxiao Series of lunar-themed coins are growing in popularity among silver investors and collectors. Now in its fifth year, the British Lunar Series of coins is out with its latest design for the Year of the Dog.
Wuon-Gean Ho has created all five designs now available from the British Lunar Series of coins, better known as the Shengxiao Series. Her creations, unlike the Perth Mints Lunar Series II coins, are the same for both the gold and silver bullion issues.
The Shengxiao Series of gold and silver coins from the Royal Mint include bullion options such as this 1 oz coin, as well as proof offerings. All coins in the series have the number 8 included in the final mintage figure, as it is deemed a lucky number in Chinese culture.
The Royal Mint is the official sovereign mint of the United Kingdom. It has struck coins of the realm for more than 1,000 years and now produces coins for an additional 60 countries around the world.