Reverse designer: Wuon-Gean Ho. Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the coin’s obverse features the current portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Reverse: the coin was designed by Wuon-Gean Ho, an artist of Chinese descent born in the UK. She works in many disciplines including silkscreen prints, animation, etchings and books, has work in collections including the Tate and the V&A Museum and is also a qualifi ed veterinary surgeon. This is the fi rst commission Wuon-Gean Ho has produced for The Royal Mint.
A brief annotation
In 2014 The Royal Mint launches a series of Lunar coins that lend a unique British angle to an ancient tradition. They are the perfect way to continue the Lunar New Year gifting tradition that brings good fortune to the recipient, or to begin a beautiful new collection. They are a first for The Royal Mint – the first legal tender Lunar coins struck for the United Kingdom – and they begin a wonderful new series: the Shēngxiаo Collection, named in honour of the Chinese zodiac.