2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey Colorized BU

2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey Colorized BU

The Perth Mint's lunar series has been popular since its first release, and this 2016 edition is no different. Featuring a beautiful design, these Colorized Lunar coins have appeal for both investors and collectors.

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 an adult monkey with a baby monkey holding a peach, symbolic of longevity and immortality. The monkeys are shown in brilliant color. 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.

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.
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2016 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Monkey Colorized BU
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Ha Ha It's the Monkeys

By  Cave Man

from Clinton, Iowa

5.0

I'll admit I find money hard to come by. So I shop hard before I spend it. The Australia Lunar coins are a mung the best looking, and very high in investment potential. Only a bit above my meager means. Then I stumbled on the 1/2 oz colored coins. Very nice, very limited, and Very affordable, if you buy them now. Only way you will not turn a profit with these coins, is if you can't get yourself to part with them.

Pros

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

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