Australian Opal Lunar Series 2016 Year of the Monkey 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.9% pure silver
  • Authentic Australian opal design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Beautiful presentation packaging with light
Mintage 5,000


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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