Since 1996, Australias Perth Mint has been the leading producer of Lunar Series coins. Already on its second Lunar Series, the Perth Mint has developed some of the most coveted designs for coins inspired by the Chinese Lunar Calendar. With the Year of the Monkey fast approaching, the all-new 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coin is now available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from Wallace Precious Metals.
- Mintage limited to just 300,000 worldwide!
- Ship in individual plastic capsules, multiples of 100 ship in boxes.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Features the all-new Year of the Monkey Design.
- Part of the Perth Mints Lunar Series II program. Click here to seeannual Perth Silver Lunar Series IImintages.
The Perth Mints Lunar Series II program picked up immediately in 2008 following the end of its original Lunar Series in 2007. Each of the coins features a brand-new design that is unique compared to the original series of Zodiac-inspired coins. The Year of the Monkey falls 9th in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac.
On the reverse side of each 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coin is the image of an adult monkey and baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. In the image, the baby monkey is holding onto a small peach. Engravings on this side include Year of the Monkey below the design, the Perth Mints P mint mark, and the Chinese character for monkey above.
The obverse face of all 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coins features Ian Rank-Broadleys right-profile portrait of Englands Queen Elizabeth II. Used on coins from England to Australia since 1998, this image is the fourth iteration of Her Majestys profile, and is surrounded by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin.
Australias Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. Opened in 1898, it was originally part of the British Royal Mint system in Australia. Today, it is owned and operated by the government of Western Australia, and is not affiliated with the national mint at the Royal Australian Mint.
If you have any questions about these brilliant Lunar Series II coins, please feel free to call Wallace Precious Metals at 212-391-2211. Our associates are also conveniently available online using our live web chat or by submitting questions via email. If you are looking for similar products, please visit our World Silver Coins page.
|Weight||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Free Shipping on Orders Over $99|
|Mint Mark||P – Perth Mint|
|Face Value||$1 AUD|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Series||Lunar Series II|
|Packaging Type||Plastic Capsule|