Monday, November 28, 2016

1oz 2016 Perth Mint Australian Lunar Monkey

1oz 2016 Perth Mint Australian Lunar Monkey

The 2016 Lunar Monkey coins celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac as part of Perth Mint Series 2 Lunar series.

The reverse of each coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, 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.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.

1 Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: 1 AUD
Diameter: 45.60 mm
Mintages: 300,000

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