2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Colorized BU

2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Colorized BU

The Perth Mint's lunar series has been popular since its first release, and this 2016 edition is no different. This coin is special in that it features a unique design of the Monkey King, which is new to the iconic Perth Lunar series!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a plastic capsule. Multiples of 100 are packaged in a sealed box.
  • 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 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.

Protect your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This Year of the Monkey coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular 2016 1/2 oz Silver Year of the Monkey 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 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Colorized BU
2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey King Colorized BU
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Nicest 1/2 oz lunar out.

By  JKM

from Cleveland, Ohio

5.0

Very nice eye appeal. real rare as apmex is the only place to get. happy with the investment in this coin. will buy more soon. get em while you can.

Pros

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

Torn

By  Stack'n Ozs

from American Midwest

4.0

I'm really torn - the area that's painted is slightly (and I mean slightly) raised, and the colouring is done very well! It really pops! But there is no depth. It could just be a sticker for all anyone would know - albeit a really awesome sticker placed perfectly... but the lack of depth is a little disappointing. On both sides actually - the queen hardly pops at all. I like it - probably one of my favorite monkeys but when you think of what it could of been - it tears at you lol.

Perfekt

By  LunarZwo

from Germany

5.0

Lunar Australian

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

I will be buying again

By  leo

from midwest

5.0

Outstand disign !! Excellent color The best of all the luner coins

Pros

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

2016 1/2oz Monkey King Luner Perth Mint Just Buy

By  leo

from midwest

5.0

This half oz Monkey King is Outstanding !! Excellent colors and a Great design. One of the geatest of all the luner series. This coin will sell out fast.

Pros

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

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