2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey Proof (w/Box & COA)

2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey Proof (w/Box & COA)

The Perth Mint is known for their popular Lunar Series coins, and this Proof Silver edition celebrates 2016 as the Year of the Monkey. Each of these kilo Silver coins comes in a Perth Mint presentation box, ready to beautifully display or give as a gift.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a red and black presentation case and themed shipper with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of just 500 coins.
  • 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.

The Perth Mint's Lunar Series coins are popular around the world. Add this 2016 Australian 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey Proof coin 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 Proof (w/Box & COA)
2016 Australia 1 kilo Silver Lunar Monkey Proof (w/Box & COA)
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Proof problem

By  PM

from Las Vegas, NV

2.0

This kilo proof was part of a large purchase. Everything else was great. This proof came with a slightly but definitely crushed box. The plastic capsule seems to have taken on internal damage from vibration. A small portion of the internal capsule along the rim is terribly marred. The plastic bits from this are scattered on the surface inside the capsule. The rest of the order included 25 other Perth mint capsuled coins including another kilo. No others but this proof have these defects. The whole point of a proof and the extra cost is to have something special. Will be contacting Apmex.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

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