Celebrating the Year of the Monkey and the ideal of good fortune, this stunning 1oz silver proof two-coin set is released to encourage wealth and wisdom. Each coin is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint.
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.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, both of these coins are struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the 2016 Year of the Monkey – Wealth and Wisdom 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set.
The wealth coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a monkey dressed in a silk waistcoat and sitting on a treasure chest, in front of a palace, signifying wealth and prosperity. The inscriptions WEALTH and 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The wisdom coin’s reverse depicts a representation of an older monkey sitting in a tree on the banks of a waterfall, beside a temple, signifying age and wisdom. The inscriptions WISDOM and 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date are shown on each coin’s obverse.
This stunning two-coin set is housed in a classic Perth Mint grey display case with a colourful shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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