2016 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU

2016 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU

The fractional Gold Lunar coins offer the same popular Year of the Monkey design at a lower price point than the larger coins. Each coin contains .9999 fine Gold, providing the same Gold value but in a more affordable size.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the Gold purity and face value.
  • Reverse: Features an adult monkey sitting on a branch of a peach tree, 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.

Add an attractive display box to your order to protect and easily display your Gold coin.

This spectacular 2016 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey is available at a lower price point than its full ounce counterpart. Add this newest release from the Perth Mint 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 Gold Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most beautiful and popular coin series in the world. The Lunar Series II was introduced in 2008, following the success of the first series, and will end in 2019. The coins are minted in a wide variety of sizes, including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo. When the second series was introduced, the metal purity was increased from .999 fine to .9999 fine Gold.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse 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 Silver Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature different designs on the reverse.

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.

The Perth Mint was established in 1899, two years before the federation of Australia in 1901. Initially, the mint was established to refine the large amounts of Gold coming in from deposits in Western Australia including Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Murchison. The mint also produced Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be circulated throughout Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the purview 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 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU
2016 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU
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Beautiful

By  David

from Cocoa Beach FL

5.0

Beautiful coin. Apmex delivers!

Pros

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

Lunar II

By  Werni

from Switzerland

5.0

The Lunar II serie is absolute top of coinage art. Great design and very special high quality proof like minting. No surprise these coins add value year by year.

Pros

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

Beautiful Coin! Very Pleased.

By  Chris

from Clayton, NC

5.0

Beautiful Coin! If you like any of the Lunar coins you will love this! The half ounce typically has a lower premium over spot than 1/10 and 1/4 so if you buy fractional this is the way to go! I've heard people say the Monkey design is unattractive, but I think it's beautiful! No complaints. SOLID gold in a hard plastic protective capsule. Apmex delivered to my mailbox in only a couple days!

Pros

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

Beautiful coin

By  D. Luo

from Texas

5.0

I'd always collected the 1/10oz Perth lunar IIs, but the falling price of gold got me into the 1/2oz lunar II market as well. The year of the monkey is my first 1/2oz lunar II and I am very pleased. Would buy again.

Pros

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

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