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2016 BVI Lunar Year of the Monkey Bronze Lock Charm
2016 BVI Lunar Year of the Monkey Bronze Lock Charm

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Our Price: $14.95
Year: 2016
Mint(s): British Virgin Islands
Composition: Uncirculated Bronze $1
Diameter: 46 x 32.86 mm
Mintage: 5,000

Product Code: 29997

Celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint, on behalf of the British Virgin Islands , has issued a very unique coin. On February 8, 2016 was the start of a brand new Lunar Year ... the year of the Monkey! This has been celebrated since 2600 BC and based on the cycles of the moon.

The shape of this coin which gives it unique appeal reflects that of a Chinese lock charm. These charms are based on traditional Chinese device used to safeguard possessions and property. It's main purpose is to protect a person from evil and to bring good luck, fortune, official rank and long life.

The Chinese New Year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February where these charms are presented to family and loved ones and placed under pillows at the time of the Lunar New Year.

The design on this special coin shows an intrepid monkey walking along a branch surrounded by cherry blossoms, which is considered one of the most popular flowers as a symbol of good luck. The obverse features the new effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

This Bronze charm will arrive to you in a traditional Lycee Pack (designs will vary) with a red ribbon which can be threaded through the coin.

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