Since 1981, Mints from all over the world have released their own version of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. This is known as the Lunar Coin series, and is composed of an impressive array of designs struck to commemorate every year in the calendar. This series is thick with ancient Chinese tradition, and is highly collected all around the world!According to the China Lunar calendar, people would share traits with the animal they are born under. Whether that is true or not we cannot say, but we do know that these coins are great collectibles! The sharp designs, brilliant colors, and yearly releases from multiple World Mints makes this an extraordinary series to collect. As well, buying a fellow collector a coin commemorating the animal they were born under, could make an exceptional gift!
Silver Lunar Coins are struck from mints all over the world, but what can be more authentic than Chinese Silver Lunar Coins? These silver lunar coins have been struck by the China Mint with impeccable quality in .999 fine silver since 1981.
Known as the Shengxiào Collection, the Great Britain Silver Lunar Coins series was first released in 2014. The Royal Mint offers a proof option for collectors, and a bullion version sold to authorized distributors only. While the strike, finish and mintage of these coins vary, both are struck in 1 oz. of .999 fine silver and share the same design.
The Chinese Lunar Coin series is the longest running of the Lunar Coin Series and boasts unique shapes and design. The first Chinese Gold Lunar Coin was an 8g gold coin honoring the Rooster. Since that release in 1981, the China Mint has continued the series every year with new designs, finishes and shapes.