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2016 Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Monkey 5 oz Silver Coin

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Lunar calendar-themed coin series are available from a number of different mints and countries around the world. To stand out, you have do something special for coins with this theme. The New Zealand Mint has done just that with their Lunar series. Not only do these silver coins come in a unique 5 oz size, but they also have a very distinctive finish. Right now, you can purchase the 2016 Cook Islands Mother of Pearl Monkey 5 oz Silver Coin from Provident Metals in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.


  • Ships in a special presentation box!
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Mintage limited to just 888 coins!
  • 5th coin in the Lunar Series with the Mother of Pearl finish.
  • Each coin contains 5 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Given a face value of $25, which is considered legal tender in the Cook Islands.
  • Combines a unique Mother of Pearl finish with the Zodiac designs.
  • Features the Year of the Monkey design.

This coin series began in 2012 with the Year of the Dragon coin. To set these Zodiac coins apart from the others around the world, the New Zealand Mint struck these coins with a unique mother of pearl finish.


The obverse image is Ian Rank-Broadleys 1998 depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation image of the Queen to be featured on commonwealth coinage.


The reverse design shows a family of monkeys huddled together. You can see both a male and female adult monkey as well as a younger monkey. The monkeys are highlighted with a mother of pearl finish. Also on this side of the coin, youll see engravings of Year of the Monkey and the face value of the coin.


The New Zealand Mint is a privately-owned facility that operates out of Auckland. Its the only private mint in the country, as well as the only mint in the country. Surprisingly, this is not the official mint for the nation of New Zealand. The Bank of New Zealand gets paper banknotes and coinage from the Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint.


When you order precious metals products from Provident Metals, your order will be protected during the shipping process because we use only discreet packaging. All orders of more than $199 will ship for free.

If you have questions about these coins or any of the other products on our website, please reach out to our customer service team. You can reach our customer service department at 800-313-3315. Our team can also be reached via live chat and email.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

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All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Diameter 65 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $25 CID
Country New Zealand
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series Coins
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 888
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572408