2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey BU

2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey BU

These magnificent Silver coins celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Each of these coins combine The Perth Mint's high-quality .999 fine Silver content with a unique, collectible design.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a plastic capsule.
  • 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.

Protect your kilo Silver coin in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular Year of the Monkey Silver coin from the Perth Mint. Add the 2016 kilo Silver Year of the Monkey to your cart today!

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 Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey BU
2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey BU
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By  apmexcellent

from vallejo ca

5.0

very happy with apmex

My first kilo coin. Very impressive, the size and weight.

By  Carlo Rossi

from somewhere Missouri

5.0

This completes my lunar monkey silver set. Doing the same next year.

Pros

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

Best coin for your money

By  Bob

from Houston

5.0

Great coins to collect and stack.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Second to None.

By  Vin

from NYC

5.0

If you think the 1oz are beautiful, and they are, the kilo surpasses them in beauty. I get a kilo every year. They are stunning.

Pros

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

"Another beauty from the Perth Mint"

By  Davetank

from Redmond, OR

5.0

The detail of this 1 kilo coin is magnificent, the price Apmex offers on this huge coin will allow me to purchase more of these "beauties"!

Pros

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

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