2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey BU

2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey BU

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.

Coin Highlights:

  • 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.

Customer Reviews of 2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey BU
2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey BU
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By  The Shadow

from Montgomery County, Virginia

5.0

Began purchasing collectible gold and silver coins from APMEX 18 months ago based on recommendation of family member. Total value of coins has increased 22 percent over purchase price as of today. My APMEX representative is excellent! I shall continue doing business with both.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful Coin

By  Silvoneer

from Texas

4.0

I am a huge fan of the Perth Lunar II series. I am new to the Silver community and had to start with this gem.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Nice coin, low premium

By  John

from Plainfield,IL

4.0

Like the design of the coin!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

a good buy low premium

By  TONYD

from PHX AZ

5.0

I love those little monkeys, reminds me of my mischievous cats' I trust products from apmex. I've bought from them since about 2000A.D.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

I'm stoked ok this coin

By  Spenc

from Parker CO

5.0

Not enough people realize what a super gift a silver coin is. This is especially true for the lunar series if you match the person's birth year. I gave one to someone born in 2004 and it was a huge hit. It will be charished and remembered long after a game or an article of clothing would have been history.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Lunar Monkey

By  Khan

from Colorado

5.0

Call me crazy, but the animals represented in the Chinese calendar are based on an individual's year of birth. So where did the Perth Mint get the Lunar Series title? Who cares? This is a beautiful coin and includes Chinese symbolism like the peach.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful coin.

By  Aaron

from Colorado

5.0

I purchased the 2016 Australia Lunar coin because I like Perth Mint coins and I like the Lunar Series. I am not sure I liked the monkey when I saw the coin online, but it looks a tad better in person. The other coins in the series hold their value and it was a nice addition to my collection. I like the look of this coin and I can't wait to get more of the series. The coin arrived in a capsule as described, and the coin is bigger than other 1 oz coins. The coin is in perfect condition with no marks or damage. APMEX delivered fast and secure. Purchase the Perth Mint Australia Lunar Series coins with confidence.

A nice coin

By  bke

from kansas

5.0

I bought this coin for my child that is going to be born this year. Not a huge fan of the monkey, but the coin is still fairly attractive and extremely high quality past that. Several years ago I bought 4 of these coins, random years in a scrap coin bin for spot and have always admired the quality. One thing that surprised me about this coin is that they are thinner than the ones from earlier 2000's, but they are larger diameter. I do like that, because I want to see the image on the coin.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful coins

By  Low300

from Atlantis.

5.0

love these coins.

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Beautiful coin

By  Lavender Lady

from Glencoe Illinois

5.0

This is really a beautiful coin. Being a collector of Chinese Lunar New Year coins, it is refreshing to know where I can get a good deal and in time to send as New year's presents. They are detailed beautifully. Thanks APMEX

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

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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.

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