Each coin comes in a protective plastic capsule. Obverse: Portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the date, face value and Silver weight and purity.
Reverse: Depicts a Monkey and baby in tree with Chinese peach. The design also incorporates the Chinese character for dog, the inscription "Year of the Monkey" and The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark.Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government. Struck by the historic Perth Mint from. 9999 fine silver, each coin's Australian legal tender status guarantees its weight and purity. Perth Mint's Australian Lunar Series II collection epitomizes the rich tradition of minting spectacular bullion coins by portraying animal themes from the Chinese Lunar calendar. The reverse design changes each year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and the 2016 reverse celebrates the Year of the Monkey.
The birth dates for people born in the Lunar Year of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. Those born in these years are said to be loyal, amiable, kind and friendly. Known for their quality and collectibility, the Perth Mint Lunar series is a cornerstone of many Precious Metals portfolios. The original Lunar bullion series, these coins (beginning with the Series I launch in 1996) have become some of the most widely collected around the globe, as demand originated in Asia but spread to Europe and America as investors became exposed to the design and quality.
In addition to the annual design change, many investors love that the coins' select mintage limits create the potential for even greater investment return in the form of a numismatic premium appreciation. This series is so popular, the 1 oz Gold and Silver Lunars are now instant sell-outs every year. This Year of the Monkey coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular 2017 2 oz silver Year of the Monkey coin to your cart today.The item "2016 Australian Lunar Series II Year Of The Monkey 2 oz 9999 Silver BU Coin Rare" is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "lstarck" and is located in Loveland, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.