2016 Silver 5 oz Australia Perth Lunar Monkey

5 oz .999 fine silver. Part of the Australian Perth Lunar series – collect the series and the sizes! Each coin comes in a protective mint-issued plastic capsule. The Australian Lunar Series is available in seven size variations!

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2016 Silver 5 oz Australia Perth Lunar Monkey

Proudly offered by the Perth Mint each year is a distinctive design represented by one of 12 animals in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. For 2016, the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac is celebrated. This beautiful 5 oz .999 coin will be a treasured and valuable addition to your collection.

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.

Highlights

  • Contains 5 oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Part of Perth Mint Lunar Series II.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
  • Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the coin’s weight and purity, and the (AU) face value.
  • Reverse: Features an adult monkey with a baby monkey holding a peach, 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.

History

Every year, the Australian Lunar silver bullion coin series comprises seven size variations. Each coin portrays an image of the appropriate animal and its Chinese “pinyin” character.

Product ID: 2530520160
Year Released: 2016
Origin: Perth Mint
Metal Composition: Silver
Face Weight: 5 troy oz
Standardized Weight: 5 oz
Purity: 0.999
First Strike: 1
Signature Series: 1
Denomination: 8 Dollars
Mint Mark: P
Diameter: 65.6 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Impaired: 1

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