This high relief Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II, 2016 Year of the Monkey coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design and has been graded a perfect PR-70 by PCGS.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver in flawless Proof finish.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect PF-70 condition of this coin.
- Mintage of no more than 7,500 coins.
- Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
- Reverse: Depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is 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.
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This perfect graded coin will be a wonderful addition to any coin collection, so don’t delay and add this coin to your cart today.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar monkey include 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 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.
Buy PCGS PR-70 Perth Mint Silver Lunar High ReliefThe Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar High Relief PR-70 PCGS Coin is a stunning piece that's valued by collectors and investors alike. This coin contains .999 fine Silver. The flawless Proof finish and perfect PR-70 condition make this an eye-catching selection. Part of a limited mintage of no more than 7,500 coins, each piece has a rarity value that makes it a worthwhile choice for an investment portfolio. Meanwhile, the beautiful lunar design makes this coin an intriguing addition to any modern coin collection.
Enjoy the Lasting Value of the Australian Lunar Silver CoinInvest in 1 oz of .999 fine Silver with the Silver Lunar High Relief Coin. This coin is minted at The Perth Mint and backed by the Australian government. Protected by PCGS encapsulation, this coin will retain its shining Proof finish. Each Perth Mint High Relief Silver coin is part of a limited mintage that gives it added value. This and other coins in the Australian Silver Lunar Series 2 collection have historically proven their lasting value and long-term potential for appreciation.
If you are looking for an investment that will build value over time, this is a smart choice. Beautifully protected and guaranteed in perfect PR-70 condition, this coin will add lasting value to your collection. You can enjoy a full ounce of Silver that provides investment value in the form of a beautiful coin that's worthy of display.
Appreciate the Distinct Design on the Silver Lunar CoinThese Silver Lunar coins are part of the Perth Mint Silver Lunar Series that began in 1999 with the Year of the Rabbit. Each coin in this collection features a sign of the Chinese zodiac, a cycle of 12 unique animals.
The obverse of each coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The image was created by British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. You can see the exquisite details of the profile in this flawless high-relief profile.
The reverse of the coin displays a unique image of the animal associated with that particular year. The imagery on this coin features sleek details that will make it a much-admired addition to your collection. The reverse also includes the Chinese character for that animal. A small "P" mintmark indicates that this coin was produced by The Perth Mint.
These High Relief Silver Lunar Coins will complement any collection of Australian Lunar Silver Coins or modern Perth Mint coins. Like the Perth Mint Silver Shark Series or Silver Kangaroo Coins, this Silver Lunar Monkey Coin demonstrates the beauty and attention to detail that collectors have come to expect from The Perth Mint.
With a mintage of less than 7,500 each year, this is a coin that you should purchase as soon as possible. Add this Silver Lunar High Relief Coin to your collection now.