The Silver Australian Monkey is the latest Lunar Series II coin from the Perth Mint. Lunar Series II coins are among the most popular coins in the world today. Each coin features a new design representing the specific animal from the Zodiac represented that year, and features limited mintages and a variety of versions. Silver.com is proud to offer the 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Monkey Coin for purchase.
- Issue limited of gilded coins set at 50,000 coins by the Perth Mint!
- Monkey design on the reverse gilded in 24-karat gold.
- Ships in Lunar presentation packaging and ships with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Features the 2016 Year of the Monkey design.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Animals from the Chinese Lunar Calendar have appeared on countless coin programs in recent years, but the products from the Perth Mint are the gold standard in the precious metals market. Available in silver and gold with bullion, proof, high-relief proof, and gilded versions, the options are great from the Perth Mint.
These 2016 1 oz Silver Australian Monkey coin is available with a gilded finish. The 2016 Year of the Monkey design, which features two monkeys sitting in the branch of a peach tree, bears a 24-karat gold finish on the monkeys.
Additionally, each of these coins is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and/or contact marks from the coining process.
The reverse face of the coin features an adult and youth monkey sitting in the branches of a peach tree. The younger monkey offers its hand to the adult with a peach in it. The imagery of monkeys in a peach tree represents immortality and longevity.
On the obverse you’ll find the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and represents a fourth-generation depiction of the longest reigning monarch in British history.
The Perth Mint is one of the world’s finest facilities, and was founded originally in 1898. Today it is owned by the state government of Western Australia, and is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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