Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint attract the attention of investors and collectors around the globe. For numismatists, the proof coin gets more exciting with the limited-availability of colorized versions of the proof coin. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Monkey Coin in BU condition.
- Limited availability of just 10,000 coins for worldwide distribution!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the government of Australia.
- Colorized finish on the Year of the Monkey design.
- Struck in a brilliant proof version.
- Ships in a Presentation Packaging, complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
The Year of the Monkey commemorates the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. The Chinese Lunar Calendar features different animals associated with the five elemental signs, and operates on a continuous cycle of 12 years, beginning with the Year of the Rat each time.
These 2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Monkey coins bear the unique Silver Australian Monkey coin design. Both the gold and silver versions were created by artist Ing Ing Jong with similar concepts of monkeys in a peach tree. The designs symbolize longevity and immortality.
On the reverse face of the 2016 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Australian Monkey is the image of two monkeys in a peach tree, with a younger monkey holding a peach in its hand. Both monkeys, the peach, and another peach in a tree branch have been colorized to bring real-life visual appeal to the coins.
The obverse side of the coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy and all engravings remain in silver finish, with no colorization added to the image. Each coin is available in BU condition, indicating no signs of wear and tear. You may see some breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking.
Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating facility after opening its doors in 1898. Originally the third and final installment of the British Royal Mint system in Australia, today the Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia’s government.
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