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2016 Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin High Relief

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Zodiac-themed coinage has swept the globe, and nearly each of the major mints around the world have their own lunar-themed coin series. Perth Mint is one of these many mints. The Lunar Series II coins are some of the most popular from the Perth Mint. Today, the 2016 Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin is available from Provident Metals.


  • Ships in Lunar Series presentation packaging!
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Features the all-new Year of the Monkey design!
  • Each coin contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Given a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
  • Struck in a high-relief proof!
  • Part of the Lunar Series II.

These proof coins ship in special presentation packaging that helps you best display the coins in your home. It also helps protect the coin during the shipping process.

To create the special high-relief feature of these coins, the mint strikes them multiple times with high pressure. This process gives the coins a distinct contrast between the background and the design fields.


Ian Rank-Broadleys image of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse of these coins. He created this image in 1998, and it has been used on commonwealth coinage since then. Engravings on this face of the coin include the Queens name, the nation of issue, the face value, and the year of issue.


On the reverse face, you will see two monkeys sitting in a peach tree. The image was designed by Ing Ing Jong, and in his rendition, one of the monkeys is an adult and the other is young. The younger of the two monkeys is holding a peach out for the adult monkey. Engravings on this side of the coin include the Chinese symbol for monkey, the phrase Year of the Monkey, and the P mint mark for the Perth Mint.


The Perth Mint was established in 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint refinery system in Australia. At the time, it was the third of three mints in the country made to produce coinage for Great Britain and its commonwealth countries. In the 1970s, the mint was sold to the government of Western Australia.


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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.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.6 mm
Diameter 45.60 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $1 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 4,176
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 3.681x3.162x1.102
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572344