The Perth Mint’s latest Lunar Series II coins are available, and feature the same impressive .999 purity and a wide variety of weights for investors and collectors to choose from. The Year of the Monkey arrives in 2016, and the Perth Mint is ready with an all-new design. Right now, the 2016 1 Kilo Silver Australian Monkey Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Each coin ships in an individual acrylic Perth Mint capsule.
- Consists of 1 Kilogram, or 32.15 troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Features a new Year of the Monkey design for 2016.
- Part of the Lunar Series II program. View annual Perth Silver Lunar Series II mintages.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Silver Australian Monkey coins from the Perth Mint represent the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Those born under the sign of the monkey are, in Chinese culture, considered intelligent, quick-witted, and optimistic, if not a little egotistical and overly ambitious.
The Silver Australian Monkey series consists of seven coins in both bullion and proof. The weights range from a 10 Kilo coin down to a ½ oz. coin. These 2016 1 Kilo Silver Australian Monkey coins not only have an unlimited mintage to meet demand, but will also be the only coin in the series struck beyond the end of 2016 if the Perth Mint sees fit.
The reverse side of each coin bears the latest image of the monkey. In the design, two monkeys are featured on the branches of a peach tree. A younger monkey is shown holding out a peach in the palm of its hand to the adult monkey. Engravings include the phrase “Year of the Monkey” and the Chinese symbol for monkey.
On the obverse is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her image is accompanied by standard engravings on this side which include her name, the nation of issue, and the coin’s weight, purity, metal content, year of issue, and the face value.
Each 2016 1 Kilo Silver Australian Monkey Coin available from Silver.com today is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. BU coins show no signs of wear and tear, but may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Silver.com associates are available to answer any questions you have about these coins. Simply call us at 888-989-7223, connect with us through our live web chat, or submit your questions in an email. If you are interested in similar coins, be sure to check out our collection of Perth Silver Lunar Series Coins.