Australian Lunar Series II 2016 Year of the Monkey 1/2oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin

Meticulously crafted from pure silver in proof quality, this coin from the Australian Lunar Series is an outstanding acquisition or gift for anyone born under the lunar zodiac sign of the Monkey. 

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.9% pure silver
  • 2016 Year of the monkey design in colour
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 10,000
SKU 2S1616EDAA

Story

Year of the monkey

In 2016 we celebrated 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 adventurous.

Stunning high relief year of the monkey design

The reverse of the 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. The coin's high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

04 australian lunar series ii year of the monkey 2016 1 2oz silver proof coloured InCase

Lunar presentation packaging and numbered certificate

Each coin is housed in a classic black and red display case and illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

 

 

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2016
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.500
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30
Maximum Mintage 10,000
Finish Proof, Coloured
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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