These spectacular silver coins celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
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 Australian legal tender, each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. Finished in proof, gilded, coloured and bullion quality, the coins demonstrate a stunning range of popular numismatic treatments sought-after by collectors and gift buyers.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the 2016 Year of the Monkey 1oz Silver Typeset Collection.
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.
Proof: The delicately frosted design appears on a mirror-like polished table.
Gilded: The gilded edition highlights the monkeys in 24-carat gold.
Coloured: The coloured coin depicts the monkeys and peaches in spectacular colour.
Bullion: The shiny design appears on a delicately frosted table.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
The typeset collection is housed in a classic black and red display case and illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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