2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Proof (Colorized)

2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Proof (Colorized)

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey, this stunning Silver colored coin features the Monkey King.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • The coin is housed in a classic gray presentation case and illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 5,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
  • Reverse: Depicts a colored image of the Monkey King on a throne against a backdrop of mountains and clouds, with two young monkeys. The design includes the Chinese character for "monkey", the inscription "Year of the Monkey", and 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 Australia 1 oz Colorized Silver Lunar Monkey King 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 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Proof (Colorized)
2016 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Proof (Colorized)
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Awesome coin

By  Spearhead

from North Carolina

5.0

Very nice coin I want more but i 'm stuck between buying the 1/2 oz Monkey King and this one lol. The battle rages on in my mind of which one to buy smile

Pros

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

Fun Coin

By  Eric

from Colorado

5.0

This is a visually stunning coin. I'm not going to lie, it's fairly flat as far as the relief goes, but it doesn't matter. The coin pops. If you are someone that buys one of everything instead of the same coin in bulk, add this one to your collection. It's a fantastic coin. They only minted 5000 of the proof so get this one before the price skyrockets.

Pros

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

Brilliant color

By  LC

from Illinois

5.0

Very fun to display or wear it as a necklace.

Pros

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

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