AUSTRALIAN LUNAR SERIES II 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY
SILVER PROOF COLOURED EDITIONS
- Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
- 2016 Year of the Monkey Design in Colour
- Australian Legal Tender
- Available in 1oz and 1/2oz Sizes
- Limited Mintages
- Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificates
In 2016 we celebrate the ninth animal in the
12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey.
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
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.9% pure
silver in proof quality. The 2016 silver releases
are available as individual 1oz and 1/2oz coins.
The reverse of each coin depicts a coloured 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 %u2018monkey' and the inscription %u2018Year of the
Monkey' also appear in the design with The Perth
Mint's traditional %u2018P' mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian
Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016
year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown
on each coin's obverse.
The Year of the Monkey 1oz Silver Proof Coloured
Edition has an issue limit of 9,000 from a maximum
mintage of 10,000, while the 1/2oz release has a
maximum mintage of 10,000.
Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black
display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper,
and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of
Silver Content (Troy oz): / 1/ 0.5
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 1.00/ 0.50
Fineness (% purity): 99.9/ 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 31.135/ 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm): 45.60/ 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm): 2.60/ 2.30
Maximum Mintage: 10,000/ 10,000
Designer: Ing Ing Jong
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