Australia’s popular Lunar Series II coins are available in both gold and silver, with proof and bullion versions struck on an annual basis. Each year a new design is released to coincide with the animal featured in a given year on the Zodiac. The year 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and Silver.com now offers the 2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Gold Australian Monkey Coin.
- Extremely low mintage of just 3,000 coins!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of $100 (AUD) backed by the government of Australia.
- Features a colorized version of the Year of the Monkey design.
- Struck in brilliant proof version.
- Available in BU condition.
- Arrives in unique presentation packaging, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Lunar Series II coins are the follow-up program to the Perth Mint’s popular Lunar Series I coin program. The series consists of 12 coin designs released one at a time to coincide with the appearance of a given animal on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
The Gold Australian Monkey series is available in bullion and proof with various weights. The proof coins are only available in 1 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. For this special addition, natural hues and brilliant tones have been added to Ing Ing Jong’s design to bring the Year of the Monkey imagery to life. A strict mintage is assigned to all colorized proofs, and the 1 oz. coin has the lowest mintage of any coin in the series.
On the reverse face of the 2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Gold Australian Monkey coin is the image of a single monkey in a peach tree. Colors added to the design for this proof include shades of brown and white on the monkey, as well as green to the leaves of the tree, brown for its branch, and the peach has natural colors.
The obverse imagery of Queen Elizabeth II has not been altered or colorized in any way. Each coin in this Silver.com listing has a Proof finish, indicating that there are no signs of wear and tear. You may, however, notice breaks in the luster or spotted surfaces.
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