Five full ounces of silver - 2016 Lunar Year of the Monkey coin from the Perth Mint of Australia.
This five full ounce coin features the Monkey, the Chinese lunar zodiac animal for 2016, and the ninth animal in the order as described in the Chinese tale of the Jade Emperor and the animals that crossed the river to visit him. This also makes the Monkey the ninth coin in this second series of Lunar Zodiac coins from the Perth Mint of Australia.
The Monkey is a clever and intelligent creature with a bit of a mischievous nature. People who were born in the year of the monkey are said to have similar traits as the animal their birth year represent. Other years of the monkey are 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004. These coins make perfect gifts as a token of luck for people with important dates that happened in any one of these years!
The design of this beautiful issue includes two monkeys - an adult and a youth - sitting on the branch of a fruit tree enjoying a meal. The Chinese character for monkey is sculpted into the design above the two primates, and the inscription, "Year of the Monkey" shows across the bottom of the design. The other side of the coin shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as is required of all coins minted in the Commonwealth countries. The srtist of this profile is Ian Rank-Broadley.
These fine coins are guaranteed by the government of Australia to contain exactly 5 troy ounces of pure silver in .999 fineness. They were minted with the utmost of professional quality in uncirculated finish. Get yours now with free domestic shipping from ModernCoinMart!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||155.5 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|