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The monkey is a prominent and popular figure in Chinese culture, a symbol of luck, honour and wealth. For centuries this fascinating creature has featured in the blessing of babies and is displayed at ports to wish sailors safe passage. Long ago, monkeys were carved into wooden posts where horses were tethered, a superstition thought to protect them from disease. Anyone born in the Year of the Monkey is considered energetic, witty and sociable, keen to solve problems or given to creative pursuits, but they can be a little self-absorbed; possibly sharing the monkey’s suspicious and impetuous nature.

The monkeys in Wuon-Gean’s design are inspired by the rhesus monkey, one of the ‘Old World’ species. Adaptable and intelligent, they can thrive in mountains, forests, desert and grasslands. Rhesus monkeys are sociable creatures, so Wuon-Gean has depicted two in her composition, inspired by the artist’s own playful niece and nephew. This fascinating contemporary coin makes a fantastic addition for collectors, the perfect gift for anyone born under this sign or to wish someone a prosperous Chinese Zodiac Year.

Do you know someone born in the Year of the Monkey?


06/02/1932 - 25/01/1933
25/01/1944 - 12/02/1945
12/02/1956 - 30/01/1957
30/01/1968 - 16/02/1969
16/02/1980 - 04/02/1981
04/02/1992 - 22/01/1993
22/01/2004 - 08/02/2005
08/02/2016 - 27/01/2017

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