"First Year of Issue of the British Lunar Kilo Coin". Weight: 1005.00 Grams / Diameter: 100.00mm. Presented: Royal Mint Boxed With Certificate of Authenticity.Pound Silver Proof Coin struck in solid fine. 999 Silver weighing one Kilo of pure Silver. While the obverse features the. Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
The monkeys in Wuon-Gean's design are inspired by the Rhesus Monkey, part of the'Old World' family of monkeys originating in Europe, Africa and Asia. Adaptable and intelligent, the rhesus monkey can thrive in mountains, forests, desert and grasslands and in China alone, occupies a wide geographic range, from Beijing all the way south down to Hong Kong. Rhesus Monkey's and humans shared a common ancestor about 25 million years ago. They are the first of the Old World monkeys to have their genome, or genetic material, sequenced in 2007, which has been an invaluable insight into the evolution of primates, helping us have a better understanding of human health. They are extremely intelligent, sociable and family oriented, and are equally good at climbing and swimming.
Rhesus Monkey's are sociable creatures, living among communities or'troops', so Wuon-Gean has depicted two monkeys in her composition. The monkeys were inspired by the artist's playful niece and nephew, and are shown leaping through the air, conveying unerring balance, freedom and flight. Limited Mintage of 88 Coins Worldwide. Struck to Royal Mint's Proof Quality.999 Silver Weighing One Kilo of Pure Silver. Celebrating the Lunar Year of the Monkey. Royal Mint Boxed with Certificate of Authenticity. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Crown". The seller is "thelondoncoincompany" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.