Lunar-inspired coin designs are now available from countless mints and refineries around the globe. The privately-owned New Zealand Mint is one of the latest to offer Zodiac-inspired coin designs, and recently released a unique 5 oz product with a distinctive finish to the coin. Right now, Wallace Precious Metals offers the 2016 5 oz New Zealand Mother of Pearl Monkey Silver Coin for purchase.
- New Zealand Mint limited mintage to just 888 coins!
- Ships in a presentation box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
- 5th coin in the Lunar Series with a Mother of Pearl finish.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $25 is considered legal tender in the Cook Islands.
- Combines the Mother of Pearl finish and Zodiac designs in one brilliant product.
- Bears a unique Year of the Monkey design.
The New Zealand Mint began striking Lunar Series coins with the distinctive Mother of Pearl finish in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon design. That makes this 2016 5 oz New Zealand Mother of Pearl Monkey Silver Coin the fifth in the series.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of a family group of monkeys huddled together amongst the foliage on the ground. Visible in the image are a male and female adult monkey with a younger monkey in front of them. Engravings include Year of the Monkey and the face value of 25 Dollars.
The obverse bears the familiar right-profile portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II. The image chosen for this coin is that which was designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley as the fourth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to grace currency in the Commonwealth nations.
On the reverse, the primary design of the coin features a mother of pearl finish throughout the core, giving the coins finish added visual brilliance.
The New Zealand Mint is a privately-owned facility operating in Auckland. It is the only private mint in New Zealand, and also the only mint in the country. However, it is not the official mint for the nation. The Bank of New Zealand receives coinage and paper banknotes from the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint in London.
If you have questions about this unique product, please contact Wallace Precious Metals at 212-391-2211. You can also connect with us online using our live chat and email services.
Weight: 5 oz
Purity: .999 pure silver
Diameter: 65 mm
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
Real Mother of Pearl in the coin
Lowest Price: $379.99
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