The Year of the Monkey is celebrated by more than a billion people around the world, both in China and among Chinese nationals living abroad. The Chinese Lunar Calendar follows a 12-year cycle, with a different animal representing individuals born under the 12 different signs. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Fiji Pearl Monkey Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com in celebration.
- Ships to you in a red, themed box.
- Fifth coin in the Pearl Lunar themed series.
- Mintage limited to 8,888 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $10 (CID) backed by the government of Fiji.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes a Year of the Monkey design.
The coins from the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Fiji Pearl Monkey release arrive encapsulated in plastic for its protection and housed within a themed, red shipping beauty box. This includes a Certificate of Authenticity which verifies your coin’s quality and purity of silver.
On the reverse of the Fiji Pearl Monkey Silver Coin includes the Year of the Monkey design, which depicts a pair of monkeys facing one another. Both the monkeys and the flowers on the branch above their heads has the gilded finish of 24-karat gold, while there is also an engraving of “Year of the Monkey” on this face of the coin.
The obverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Her Majesty appears on all British, Canadian, Australia, and commonwealth coinage obverse faces. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen since 1952, and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Fiji Pearl Monkey Coins released in this series share a special design feature that is common across the series: the use of multiple creatures. There are always two of the representative animal from the current year’s Lunar Calendar, and they are set across from each other in the design.
You’ll also notice on the Fiji Pearl Monkey Coins other unique design elements. The inclusion of a freshwater pearl that is set in the exact center of the reverse design field, as well as the inclusion of a 24-karat gold gilded finish on the monkeys in the Year of the Monkey design.
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