What animal are you in the Chinese Zodiac? Brand new £5 coin released!

Are you gentle, compassionate, and kind-hearted? Then you could be born in the Lunar Year of the Rabbit!

2023 UK Lunar Year of the Rabbit £5

brand new £5 coin has JUST been issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the new zodiac year coming in.

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Louie Maryon’s intricate design of this brand new £5 coin shows the animal poised elegantly, capturing its gentle nature.

In Chinese culture, the Rabbit is a symbol of hope and is the luckiest of the 12 animals. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be approachable, with a decent and kind-hearted character.

An engraving of the Chinese Zodiac symbol for the Rabbit also features within the design, as well as the date ‘2023’.

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The Chinese Zodiac calendar can be tracked back as far as the 14th Century B.C and has fascinated the imaginations of millions of people since.

As part of the eternal twelve-year cycle, an animal and its reputed attributes are assigned to each year.

Chinese Zodiac Wheel. Credit: cafeastrology

Like so many ancient traditions, the origin stories of the Chinese Zodiac vary. Some say that the Buddha called on animals to help mankind and only 12 responded. Others say a Great Race was held to determine which animal would be placed in the zodiac for eternity.

Excitingly for coin collectors, in tribute to the legend of the Zodiac, The Royal Mint have released a brand new Chinese Zodiac £5 coin in Superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

2022 UK Lunar Year of the Tiger £5

2022 saw the Lunar Year of the Tiger celebrated as JUST been issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Tiger.

David Lawrence’s bespoke design of this £5 coin, shows the ‘King of the Beasts’ in Chinese culture, in a stance that emulates all of the animal’s desirable characteristics.

According to tradition, those born in the Year of the Tiger are adventurous, courageous, confident, and brave.
To the right, we also see an engraving of the Chinese Zodiac symbol for the Tiger.

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2021 UK Lunar Year of the Ox £5

In 2021, a £5 coin was issued to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Ox!

Harry Brockway’s design of this £5 coin blends traditional Asian culture with British artistry, whilst also echoing characteristics of this formidable beast.

This impressive creature can be seen peacefully immersed in a British-inspired countryside, with the strength and size of its muscles taking centre-stage.

Qualities associated with people born in the Lunar Year of the Ox include being calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy. Lucky numbers for this Lunar Year include 1 and 4 and lucky flowers during this calendar include lily of the valley and lucky bamboo.

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A coin collecting first – Lunar Year of the Rat £5 in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality

Starting in 2014 with the Year of the Horse, The Royal Mint have released a £5 coin as part of their Shēngxiào Collection every year. 

However, until 2020 these coins have only ever been available in precious metal.

In 2020, for the first time ever, The Royal Mint issued a £5 coin as part of their Shēngxiào Collection in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality.

2020 Lunar Year of the Rat £5

A coin collecting first, the 2020 Lunar Year of the Rat Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin was intricately designed by Royal Mint engraver P.J. Lynch to capture the characteristics of the people born in the Year of the Rat.

The design shows a single rat crouched and sniffing the air, showcasing its agility and inquisitiveness.

Other qualities associated with those people born in the Year of the Rat are intuitiveness and acuteness, while the element for these people is Water. Their lucky numbers could also include 2, 3, 6 and 8 and they should avoid number 4, 5 and 9.

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar – what animal are you?

There are twelve animals in total in the Chinese Zodiac calendar, but do you know what animal you are?

We’ve listed all twelve Zodiac animals below – let us know in the comments below if you think you match with your animal and its given characteristics!

  1. Rat: quick-witted, smart, charming, and persuasive
  2. Ox: patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative
  3. Tiger: authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense
  4. Rabbit: popular, compassionate, and sincere
  5. Dragon: energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic
  6. Snake: charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, and smart
  7. Horse: energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling
  8. Sheep: mild-mannered, shy, kind, and peace-loving
  9. Monkey: fun, energetic, and active
  10. Rooster: independent, practical, hard-working, and observant
  11. Dog: patient, diligent, generous, faithful, and kind
  12. Pig: loving, tolerant, honest, and appreciative of luxury

Secure your 2023 UK Lunar Year of the Rabbit £5 in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Tiger – and could even make a great gift for anyone born in this year!

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1 Comment

  1. Andrew Millar on September 2, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    yep. deffo the Dog is me.