I know that you will enjoy this coin as part of your collection for years to come. Thank you and have a Great Day! These Beautiful 1 oz Gold coins, with a mintage of only 30,000, celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
9999 fine Gold, and has an added collector's value as well. Maximum mintage of only 30,000 coins!Contains 1 troy oz of. As part of Perth Mints Lunar Series II, features the all-new 2016 Year of the Monkey design. Ships in MS69 condition Graded by NGC.
Lunar Series II coins were introduced in 2008 with the Year of the Mouse coin. The series followed immediately in the footsteps of the popular Lunar Series from the Perth Mint, which was in production from 1996 to 2007.
The Lunar Series II coins from Perth Mint are part of a 12-year production cycle that represents each of the animals from the Zodiac. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, an animal was chosen as a representative of each birth year in the cycle. Those born under the sign of a particular animal are said to share traits and characteristics with those creatures.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Australian Gold Monkey is Ing Ing Jongs Year of the Monkey design, exclusive to the gold version of the coin. In her image, a single monkey is featured resting in a peach tree, and glancing back over its shoulder at a peach dangling from a branch above. The obverse bears Queen Elizabeth IIs right-profile picture. Although a new fifth-generation image of Her Majesty was unveiled in 2015, the Perth mint is sticking with Ian Rank-Broadleys fourth-generation image from 1998 to give Lunar Series II coins a sense of continuity in obverse design.
The item "2016 P Australia 1oz Lunar Gold Year of the Monkey NGC 4296951-006 SALE" is in sale since Saturday, May 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Gold".kathy" and is located in Dansville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.