This upcoming 2015, the Chinese Lunar Calendar enters the “Year of the Sheep.” Years assigned to this particular member of the zodiac are characterized by the fruition of many long chased goals and dreams. So, to commemorate this auspicious occasion, the Royal British Mint will be releasing a 2015 1 oz Year of the Sheep Silver Coin as the newest addition its renowned Shngxio collection.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Minted by the Royal Mint in Great Britain.
- Has a face value of 2 GBP, guaranteed by the British government.
- Features a unique Lunar Calendar Sheep design.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated Condition.
This exquisite coin has been skillfully crafted from 1 troy oz of .999 silver and boasts a face value of 2 GBP. All coins included in this particular series are guaranteed to be in brilliant uncirculated condition and will arrive individual plastic coin flips or mint-sealed tubes of 20 coins for bulk orders. Because Wall Street Metals deals directly with only the most reputable mints and distributors, customers can rest assured that they will be receiving a genuine collectible when they place their order.
Like its designer, Wuon-Gean Ho, the artwork for this coin is a harmonious fusion of both Eastern and Western cultures. The obverse of the coin depicts a pair of two male sheep, vigilantly eyeing each other as they prepare to lock horns in front of a shadowy forest. With its simplified details and smooth, flowing lines, this image features many of the aesthetics associated with Asian art. Further contributing to the this Eastern sense of aesthetics is the integration of the “She” or Chinese symbol for sheep, which appears between the two rams. As a final touch to this design, Ho has engraved “Year of the Sheep” near the upper edge of the coin, along with its mintage year of 2015.
In contrast to the distinctly Asian design motif of its obverse, the reverse side of the coin demonstrates an inspiring display of British pride with an effigy of Elizabeth II. This portrait depicts the benevolent ruler in profile, attired in her iconic tiara. Also emphasizing Britain’s devotion to its monarchy is the ring of text encircling the portrait. This inscription features the Queen’s title and the Latin abbreviation, “Reg Fid Def,” which translates into “Queen by the Grace of God.”
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