The 2016 Year of the Monkey is the ninth coin in the Australian Lunar coins 'Series Two'. Perth Mint coins combine beautiful designs with superb minting and high quality silver bullion.
The Year of the Monkey officially started on February 8th, 2016. It is the Chinese year 4714. The monkey is the 9th animal in the lunar cycle. People born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be intelligent, ambitious and adventurous. They can however have a mischievous side.
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We received our first delivery of 1/2oz, 1oz and 5oz coins on 15th October, 2015 and the 2oz coins on 21st December. We waited a long time for the 10 ounce and 1kg sizes to be sent to us as there were production delays.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 999 SILVER 2016 8 DOLLARS
The reverse design by engraver Ing Ing Jong shows an adult and baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is looking at a peach, which Chinese people believe represents immortality. The engraver's initials IJ are set in the branch to the right of the coin. The reverse bears the Perth Mint mint mark, P, and the Chinese symbol and legend Year of the Monkey.
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Actual Silver Weight||5 Troy ounces|
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