APMEXclusive®! With an extremely limited mintage of just 388 coins, this Proof Gold High Relief coin celebrates the Year of the Monkey in the most beautiful way possible, with an inset background that gives the design even more appeal.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- PCGS encapsulation guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin.
- Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the purity and monetary denomination.
- 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.
This unique certified ultra high relief coin showcases the beauty of this design in even greater detail. Add this 1 oz Year of the Monkey Gold coin to your cart today!
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.
Buy PCGS PR-70 Perth Mint Gold Lunar High ReliefEach Perth Mint High Relief Lunar Gold coin is a limited mintage product with just 388 coins for each release. These Proof Gold High Relief Coins feature stunning detail and eye-catching imagery. Each piece in this limited collection contains 1 oz of Gold with .9999 fineness. The coins are encapsulated by PCGS to retain their perfect 70 condition. From the detailed design to its rarity value, the 2016 Gold Monkey Coin makes a valuable addition to any Lunar High Relief Gold coin collection or investment profile.
Invest in Limited Mintage Lunar Gold CoinsIf you are interested in an investment that will gain value consistently over the coming years, this limited mintage design is a smart choice. There are only 388 High Relief Gold coins produced each year. These coins are in perfect 70 condition, guaranteed by the PCGS encapsulation. The ultra-high relief minting ensures exquisite detail you can enjoy for years to come.
Each Perth Mint Gold Lunar High Relief coin features 1 oz of Gold. At .9999 fineness, this is a worthy choice for your collection. Enjoy the rare image, protective encapsulation and intrinsic Gold value of this coin. Likely to appreciate significantly in the future, this is a purchase you should make before quantities run out.
Enjoy a Distinctive Design with Perth Mint GoldThe designs on the Gold Lunar coins are inspired by the Chinese Zodiac, a 12-year cycle featuring 12 different animals. You can commemorate each year with a valuable Perth Mint Gold Lunar High Relief coin.
The Perth Mint's Gold Lunar Series began in 1996 with the Year of the Mouse. The first series ended in 2007 with the Year of the Pig. The mint’s Lunar Series 2 began with the Year of the Mouse in 2008 and will run through 2019, with a new coin coming out annually, highlighting the Chinese zodiac for the coming year.
The Perth Mint’s High Relief Proof Gold Coins are the perfect addition to any collection of Perth Mint Gold. This is the oldest operating mint in Australia and regularly produces outstanding, high-quality pieces, such as the popular Gold Kangaroo Coin.
The obverse of each Proof Gold Lunar coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The denomination is also noted on this side. The reverse showcases the animal of that particular year, along with Chinese characters. The traditional "P" mintmark makes it clear this design is from The Perth Mint.
However you are building your collection, the exquisite high relief Gold Lunar Coin from The Perth Mint is a valuable choice. This Gold coin is an investment for its monetary value and appreciation potential as much as it is a striking conversation piece for anyone interested in modern coin mintage, Perth Mint Gold and the Chinese lunar calendar. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase one of this year's mintage before the 388 coins are off the market for good.