The year 2016 is ruled by the monkey, the Chinese zodiac that most closely resembles humankind. The monkey is supremely intelligent and charismatic, with boundless agility. This .9999 fine Silver coin depicts those traits in a beautiful Proof finish.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes packaged in a satin-like case with a custom red sleeve.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features a monkey design over a mirror background.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Lunar coins are popular around the world for their unique designs. Add this 2016 Silver $15 Lunar Year of the Monkey to your cart today!
The history of Canadian 2016 Lunar coins
With their minting, Canadian 2016 Lunar coins, honoring the Year of the Monkey became part of the extensive Royal Canadian Mint’s lunar series. The first Silver Lunar coins in a Royal Canadian Mint Lunar Series were minted in 1998 with their Year of the Tiger Bimetallic Lunar coins. In addition to these Silver bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint also minted a Lunar coin hologram series that ran from 2000 with the Year of the Dragon coins through to 2011 with the Year of Rabbit coins. Alongside these Year of the Monkey Silver coins, the Royal Canadian Mint also struck a Silver Lunar Lotus coin series, with coins shaped like a lotus, and that include the same 12-year period (2010-2021).
Why invest in 2016 Lunar coins?
When collecting 2016 Lunar coins like these Silver Lunar Year of the Monkey coins, consider expanding your collection with other Royal Canadian Mint coins. These Silver Lunar coins will look great beside Canadian coins like Silver Maple Leaf coins, a classic coin series that features the signature Canadian maple leaf symbol. Other Silver bullion coins that from the Royal Canadian Mint include the Silver Wildlife Series highlighting six animals local to Canada: a wolf, grizzly, bison, moose, antelope and cougar. These Silver coins are especially popular among animal coin collectors. After buying Year of the Monkey Silver coins, also look for the Royal Canadian Mint’s variety of commemorative collectible coins, including Canadian history-themed commemorative coins honoring Canada’s rich history, as well as wildlife-themed commemorative coins highlighting Canada’s diverse wildlife, which are welcomed additions to both Canadian and world coin collections.
Add 2016 Lunar coins commemorating the Year of the Monkey to your coin collection.
The 2016 Lunar coins featuring the Year of the Monkey are a popular choice for monkey coin collectors because of the playful and traditional image of the human-like primates. In addition to these Silver Lunar coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Perth Mint and the New Zealand Mint also have their own lunar series with different monkey images that will satisfy both monkey coin collections and world coin collections. There are other Silver bullion coins featuring monkeys like Fiji’s Silver CottonTop Tamarin coins manufactured at the New Zealand Mint as oval-shaped coins that will add a new dimension to your collection. For similar Year of the Monkey Silver coins, browse the selection of coins from the 2004 Year of the Monkey for even more monkey designs, as well as a variety of coins with Year of the Monkey privy marks, to really round out your monkey coin collection.
Collect beautiful 2016 Lunar coins, known for their quality production at the Royal Canadian Mint.
Buy these 2016 Lunar coins and see what other collectors already know: The Royal Canadian Mint is known for producing both valuable and beautifully detailed coins. These Silver Lunar coins with .999 fine Silver content and proof presentation quality contribute to the Royal Canadian Mint’s strong legacy as a world-leading mint. Place these Silver bullion coins into any coin collection and be confident knowing that their Silver content gives them intrinsic value, as well as that their face value is backed by the Canadian government. As a result, these Year of the Monkey Silver coins are also an attractive investment for collectors and investors alike.