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2016 Proof Colorized Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin in Box & CoA

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Building on the popularity of the Lunar Series I series of coins, the Perth Mint released the Lunar Series II to offer collectors and investors fresh new designs and options. The 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin is a charming addition to the series, which features the animals depicted in the Chinese Lunar or Zodiac calendar. 2016 was the Year of the Monkey. Those who are born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be witty and wise. They are also said to have mischievous traits, curiosity and a penchant for practical jokes. The coins contain .999 pure silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Delivered secured in presentation package, with Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Maximum mintage set at just 10,000 coins in total!
  • 9th design released in the Australian Lunar Series II!
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $1 (AUD), backed by the Australian government.
  • Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy.
  • Reverse features colorized Year of the Monkey design.

The Chinese Lunar calendar is a 12-year cycle calendar that features 12 animals, each one representing a year in the calendar. The Year of the Monkey is the 9th year in the 12-year cycle and is beautifully represented on the 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin, with detailed and vibrantly-colored artwork.

The 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin was released both in a silver and a gold option. There are design differences between the silver and the gold options. The silver version features an adult and a young monkey, perched in a peach tree and poised to enjoy a bite of a juicy peach.


The obverse of the 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin design features the right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Engraved on the edge of the design field are the words Elizabeth II and Australia. The weight, metal content, year of mint and face value of the coin are also engraved on the coin.


The reverse of the 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin features the Year of the Monkey design. Depicted are two monkeys, an adult and a youth, perched on the branch of a peach tree. The younger monkey is shown holding a peach, as if getting ready to take a bite of the sweet fruit. Below the image of the monkeys are the words Year of the Monkey. Above the image is the Chinese symbol for monkey.

The 2016 Colorized Proof Australian Lunar Monkey 1 oz Silver Coin is considered to be in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition. Coins with BU rating have no visible signs of having been handled but may have some minor production flaws.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.6 mm
Diameter 45.6 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 10,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 3.68x3.18x1.154
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572337