2015 was the “Year of the Sheep” in the Lunar Calendar. Years assigned to this particular member of the zodiac are characterized by the fruition of many long chased goals and dreams. So, to commemorate this auspicious occasion, the Royal British Mint will be releasing a 2015 1 oz Year of the Sheep Silver Coin as the newest addition its renowned Shngxio collection. This exquisite coin has been skillfully crafted from 1 troy oz of .999 silver and boasts a face value of 2 GBP.
Like its designer, Wuon-Gean Ho, the artwork for this coin is a cleverly illustrated fusion of both Eastern and Western cultures. The obverse of the coin depicts a pair of two male sheep, sternly staring each other down as they prepare to lock horns.