This wonderful new series of coins is known as the Shengxiào Collection. The Shengxiào Collection is a series of 12 lunar coins to be struck for the United Kingdom starting in 2014. They are the first legal tender Lunar coins struck for the United Kingdom by The Royal Mint. The Royal Mint has meticulously crafted these beautiful coins with a fusion of both Chinese and British heritage. The collection is inspired by centuries of tradition and has been named in honor of the Chinese zodiac.
The coins feature a unique animal design for that year’s lunar cycle, along with the year of issue, weight and purity. The stunning design was produced by British Chinese artist and printmaker, Wuon-Gean Ho.