Chinese New Year

The Royal Mint continues The Shøngxi‡o Collection with coins celebrating the Lunar Year of the Monkey ...EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 Friday 5th February 2016 Actor Wei Wei dressed as the famous Monkey King character, with The Royal Mint Year of the Monkey coin, created to celebrate Chinese New Year The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the forthcoming Chinese New Year on 8th February.  For further information please contact The Royal Mint team at Hope & Glory PR at theroyalmint@hopeandglorypr.com or on 020 7566 9747 PR Handout - editorial usage only Copyright: © Mikael Buck +44 (0) 782 820 1042 http://www.mikaelbuck.com

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Actor Wei Wei dressed as the famous Monkey King character, with The Royal Mint Year of the Monkey coin, created to celebrate Chinese New Year. The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the forthcoming Chinese New Year on February 8 

A monkey holds a dice during a performance ahead of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey which falls on February 8, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/China Daily      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

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A monkey holds a dice during a performance ahead of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey which falls on February 8, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

A tourist walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 8 this year marks the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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A tourist walks under traditional Chinese lanterns decorated for Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

***BESTPIX***People Celebrate The Spring Festival In China...BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year February 19, 2015 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)***BESTPIX***

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Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. 

A performer wearing a traditional costum...A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 23, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the year of the horse in China.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in China