2016 Australia 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU

2016 Australia 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU

These magnificent 1/10 oz Gold coins celebrate 2016 as the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/10 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.

Protect and display your Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

This spectacular 2016 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey is available at a lower price point than its full ounce counterpart. Update your portfolio by adding this newest release from the Perth Mint to your cart today!

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 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU
2016 Australia 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Monkey BU
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Beautiful Coin

By  DP

from Long Island, NY

5.0

Beautifully detailed small coin.

Pros

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

Nice coin great dealer

By  HRY

from Lake Forest, CA

5.0

I will buy more coins from APMEX

Pros

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

A good buy with a low premium

By  Would buy another coin like this.

from Brooklyn, NY 11235

5.0

Beautiful and fantastic coin.

Pros

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

Fractional

By  Werni

from Switzerland

5.0

Not more expensive than other fractional gold. But a lot more attractive. Perfect mint condition in plastic capsule. Investment or collection ? - who cares.

Pros

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

Great service

By  Lunar monkey

from North Carolina

5.0

I was looking for a coin in my zodiac year, this was just right. The price was good and the sales person was very helpful. I will be shopping here again thanks

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Recognized brand and attractive design

By  James Bullion

from Seoul, Korea

5.0

Brand is recognized and design is attractive

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

This is a excellent starter for collectable gold coinage

By  coinbeginner

from virginia

4.0

Need to know what to and what not to added to my collection for possible resale purposes.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Hard to Sell

2016 1.10 oz. Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey BU

By  Charles

from El Cajon, CA

5.0

I really like the design of this gold coin. Although it is listed as BU, the coin looks like it is in Proof condition. The price was very good. Almost the same as I would have paid for a coin of similar weight that I would have purchased just for the gold content. Excellent coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

meh..

By  Chest Rockwell

from 'Merica

3.0

This coin is just plain ole' ugly but it's a Perth Mint Lunar coin and it's bound to have numismatic value in the future.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

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