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2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin NGC MS69 ER

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The New Zealand Mint ranks as one of the most respected mints around the globe. The Lunar Series of coins are quite often considered to be highly collectible by both the investor and the collector of the unique. The 2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin recognizes the Chinese Lunar Calendars Year of the Monkey, with a fun design that brings a bit of character to the coin. This coin has been graded MS69 by the NGC, which assures you of a practically perfect investment. The coins contain 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver, which only serves to further ensure their collectability.


  • Delivered protected in NGC issued slab, to ensure near-perfect condition!
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $2, legal tender in Niue.
  • Obverse features the right-profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features the Year of the Monkey design.

The Chinese Lunar, or Zodiac, calendar features a 12-year cycle with each of the years being represented by a different animal. The 2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin pays tribute to 2016 and it being celebrated as the Year of the Monkey.

The 2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coins have each earned MS69 grades from the NGC. Coins that are graded in this condition feature their full, original mint luster. They may, however, also feature a maximum of two very small detracting flaws.


The obverse design of the 2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin features the 1998 right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This fourth-generation effigy was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. Also included on the obverse of the coin are engravings that feature her name, the nation of issue, the face value of the coin, and the year of issue.


The reverse design of the 2016 New Zealand Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin features two adorable monkeys playing together. The reverse of the coin also features engravings that state Year of the Monkey, along with the weight, purity and metal content of the coin.

Those who are born in the Year of the Monkey are considered to be crafty, resourceful and easily bored while at work. These individuals are also said to be confident in all that they do, especially as they hop between jobs without much thought. These coins show off the playfulness of the monkey, which is also reflected in those born under this Zodiac sign.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Condition MS69 ER
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Thickness 2.98 mm
Diameter 40.5 mm
Inner Pack 20
Condition Brililant Uncirculated
Denomination 2 Niue
Country New Zealand
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572488