The Perth Mint's lunar series has been popular since its first release, and this 2016 edition is no different. Featuring a one-of-a-kind design in .999 fine Silver, these Silver Lunar coins provide interest for investors and collectors alike.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a plastic capsule. Multiples of 100 are packaged in a sealed box.
- Obverse: Portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the date, face value and Silver weight and purity.
- Reverse: Depicts an adult monkey with a baby monkey holding a peach, symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for "monkey" and the inscription "Year of the Monkey" also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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This Year of the Monkey coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular 2016 1 oz Silver Year of the Monkey coin to your cart today!
The Perth Lunar Series 1 concluded in 2007, and in 2008 began the Lunar Series 2 that is now in production. These releases have been tremendously popular worldwide, with each year selling out quickly as investors and collectors claim the coins of all sizes. As each 1 oz Silver bullion coin in Series 2 has been limited to only 300,000 coins worldwide, the prolonged popularity is ensured by the high level of collectibility as well as the stellar designs from the reputable Perth Mint.
As well as appealing to investors, these superb releases are perfect for people born in the Year of the Monkey – 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious and adventurous.
The history of the 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey coin
The Silver Lunar Monkey coin is part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series and commemorates the Year of the Monkey, a primate connected to Chinese culture for over 2,000 years. The Australian Lunar coins are especially important to those born under the sign of the monkey, which symbolizes sociality and communication. Like many of the images on Silver Lunar coins, the monkey has mythological significance to Chinese culture: a connection to the Gods who often disguised themselves as the primates. The 2016 Lunar coins also continue the popular Chinese tradition of a monkey holding a peach that represents immortality.
Why invest in 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey coins?
When collecting Silver Lunar Monkey coins, there are many options for expanding your collection such as colorized and holographic coins that commemorate the Year of the Monkey. Australian Lunar coins from the Perth Mint’s Gold and Silver Lunar Series 1 and 2 feature four different images of monkeys, so collectors have wide selection of designs to choose from. In addition to Silver Lunar coins, some world mints like the Royal Canadian Mint offer colorized versions of the Year of the Monkey coins, adding some pop to collections. In addition to buying 2016 Lunar coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, also consider purchasing the 2004 Year of the Monkey hologram coins, which add a unique twist to a traditional collectible.
Expand your Silver Lunar Monkey coin collection with 2016 coins featuring monkey privy marks.
Silver Lunar Monkey coin collectors can broaden their collection by browsing coins from world mints that feature monkey privy marks. In addition to their Australian Lunar coins, the Perth Mint’s 2016 Silver Kookaburra Monkey privy coins feature a small monkey image honoring the Year of the Monkey. Similarly, the Silver Lunar coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are not the only coins that feature monkeys, as their Silver Maple Leaf Monkey privy coins also showcase the primates. The Royal Mint’s 2016 Lunar coins also have a companion coin in the 2016 Gold Britannia coins that feature a Year of the Monkey privy.
Select the Silver Lunar Monkey coin and build a collection of coins featuring animal families.
The Silver Lunar Monkey coin features an adult and a child monkey, a family theme that is evident across several different coin series. Other Silver Australian Lunar coins, such as the coins commemorating the Year of Goat, Year of the Rabbit and Year of the Ox feature families of animals as well. Similar to these Silver Lunar coins, a family motif is commonly featured on the Somalia Silver Elephant series and the Gold Isle of Man Cat Series, showing different breeds of these animals and their young. In addition to these 2016 Lunar coins, Tokelau Gold Lunar Monkey Family coins offer another image of a monkey family and another option when building an animal family-themed coin collection.