2016 Five (5) Ounce Silver Coin Year of the Monkey Perth Mint Bullion

2016 Five (5) Ounce Silver Coin Year of the Monkey Perth Mint Bullion

The Australian 'Series Two' 2016 Australian Chinese Lunar Calendar Year of the Monkey silver bullion coins, by the Perth Mint, were released on 5th October, 2015. Please note this is sold as an investment product.


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Perth Mint

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Coin Specification

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.

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 which will probably mean that these larger sizes will be scarcer than than other years.

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Even though a fifth portrait was of the Queen was unveiled in 2015, the coins still feature the fourth portrait, so as to keep them the same as other coins in the series.

The reverse design shows an adult and baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is looking at a peach, which Chinese people believe represents immortality.



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Silver Content

5 Ounces (From 2004)