In 2016, we celebrate the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. 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 adventurous.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
2016 Year of the Monkey Design
The reverse of each coin depicts an adult monkey sitting on a branch of a peach tree, which is 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.
Australian Legal Tender
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.
Available in 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and a Three-Coin Set
The 2016 gold releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins, or in a stunning three-coin set comprising all three issues.
Extremely Limited Issues
No more than 3,000 individual 1oz coins, 5,000 individual 1/4oz coins and 4,000 individual 1/10oz coins will be issued from their maximum mintages of 6,000, 8,000 and 8,000 respectively. Just 1,500 three-coin sets will be released.
Elegant Packaging and Numbered Certificates
Each coin and three-coin set is housed in an oval-shaped, glossy black and timber-inspired display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Monkey.