The Luckiest Coin Ever Made! The 2016 Lunar Year of the Monkey Bronze Lock Charm!
When it comes to collecting, sometimes luck plays a huge part, and right now our luck is at an all-time high! Just two years ago in 2016 there was a special piece that the Pobjoy Mint created that became an instant fan favorite: the 2016 Bronze Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm.
This special coin was created to celebrate the Chinese New Year’s Lunar Year of the Monkey by incorporating ancient Chinese tradition designed to bring luck and good fortune to its owner. It was a smash hit with collectors and became an almost immediate sell-out the nation over!
We recently came across a small hoard of these stunning Bronze Monkey’s and we're excited to be able to offer this groundbreaking release for what may be our last and final time!
A Truly Unique Bronze Coin
The Pobjoy Mint is well known for pushing the envelope in regards to the design of their coins, and collectors have quite simply been eating them up! From their stunning reverse proofs to their iconic building shaped coins, they have some of the most striking coins on the market today!
This special 2016 Lunar Monkey Bronze coin was designed to have the same shape as a Chinese Lock Charm and truly stands out no matter what collection it is in! The Lock Charm is a traditional Chinese device that is used to safeguard possessions while simultaneously protecting the individual from evil and provide good fortune. These special Lock Charms are often presented to family and loved ones by placing them under their pillows at the time of the Lunar New Year. The coin itself shows an adventurous monkey walking along a branch surrounded by cherry blossoms, one of the world’s most popular flowers associated with luck!
An Incredibly Rare Piece of Minting History
Not only is this coin truly a unique collector’s piece, it was also one of the rarest coins released by the Pobjoy Mint in 2016! With a strict mintage of just 5,000 pieces they have become nearly impossible to find today...which makes our discovery of these beautiful pieces all the more lucky!
Will arrive in a traditional Lycee Pack (designs will vary) alongside a 800 mm red ribbon that fits into the coin
Obverse: A trepid monkey walking along a branch amid the lotus blossoms, the words ‘Year of the Monkey’ & ‘$1’ are also visible
Reverse: An Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Extremely Limited Mintage of just 5,000 coins
Minted from Bronze
Diameter: 46 x 32.86 mm
Weight: 22.8 grams
Country of Issue: British Virgin Islands