RCM Silver Lunar Coins (2016 Monkey Coins)
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Royal Canadian Mint Year of the Monkey Coins – The design of Silver Lunar coinsare inspired by the Chinese lunar calendar introduced by Emperor Huan Ti in 2637 BC. The Chinese lunar calendar consists of a 12-year cycle, with each year featuring a different representative animal: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The character of each animal is believed to influence the events and political and economic conditions of its year, as well as the personality of individuals born during its cycle. The Lunar Canadian Silver coins feature these animals.
The personal connection of the year’s animal to the individuals born in that year makes the Chinese lunar calendar a popular subject for collectible Silver coins. APMEX is proud to offer a variety of beautiful Silver Lunar coins to honor each of the 12 animals from the entire lunar calendar. Each animal is represented in second-to-none designs by the Royal Canadian Mint, making these Canadian Silver coins popular among collectors.
For 2016, the Silver Lunar coin honors the Year of the Monkey in accordance with the Chinese lunar calendar. The 2016 Lunar coin, like its predecessors, features a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The reverse of the Silver Monkey Lunar coin depicts a monkey holding a peach. These Canadian Silver coins capture both the cleverness and curiosity of the monkey which are traits highlighted in the Chinese zodiac for this animal.
Silver Lunar coins make excellent gifts for graduations, special birthdays and other festive occasions. Give a 2016 Lunar coin as a gift for babies born in 2016, or present them to graduates to reward them for their hard work. Silver coins such as the Silver Monkey Lunar coin are the kind of gift that keeps on giving, unlike other gifts that can wear out. Choose these Canadian Silver coins available at APMEX, and browse the other Silver coins for more gift giving ideas.
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