Year of the monkey

This stunning coin features the lunar mischievous monkey set in authentic Australian opal. A unique collector's item, or gift for those born in the anticipated year of the monkey.  The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The Perth mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian opal lunar series - year of the monkey 2016 1oz silver proof coin.

Authentic Australian opal design

The coin's reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a monkey with a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of peach blossoms. The design includes the inscription YEAR OF THE MONKEY, the 2016 year-date, and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.

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Beautiful presentation packaging with light

The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, shining down and showcasing the stunning colours of the opal inset. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2016
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.50
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Natasha Muhl

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