In 2016, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II celebrates the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The three-coin set comprising a 1/2oz, a 1oz, and an exclusive 2oz issue.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Goat Design
The reverse of each coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Elegant Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each 3-coin set is housed in a classic red and black presentation case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Extremely Limited Mintage
An issue limit of 1,000 three-coin sets will be released in this packaging.