The Perth Mint of Australia is well-known for producing not only the world’s purest coins, but also some of its most unique designs. The mint is responsible for the introduction of Lunar Series coins that launched a craze that has now been seized upon by others around the globe. Right now, the 2016 1/10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Monkey King Coin is available in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- All-new release in the 2016 Year of the Monkey Series.
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $15 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Includes a brilliant, colorized finish on the reverse.
- Reverse field features the image of the Monkey King.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Available in BU condition.
Lunar Series coins from the Perth Mint are immensely popular, with new annual releases representing a different animal from the Zodiac. The Year of the Monkey is the ninth release in the 12-coin series, and these 2016 1/10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Monkey King Coins are a unique addition to the program for this release year.
The tale of the Monkey King comes from the Chinese novel Journey to the West, and is inspired by the travels of monk Xuan Zang to the nation of India. The Monkey King, also known as Sun Wu Kong, is said to be bold, daring, and mischievous.
On the reverse side of the 2016 Australian Gold Monkey King coin is the colorized image of the Monkey King himself, wielding his battle spear. The design field includes stylized depictions of a mountain in the foreground and the background, as well as an engraving of the Chinese character for monkey.
The obverse of the Monkey King coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Standard issue on all Australian coins, Her Majesty’s effigy is included along with engravings that identify her name, the nation of issue, face value, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.
Each 2016 1/10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Monkey King Coin in this listing is a BU specimen. Brilliant Uncirculated coins have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia, and was first opened in 1899 as part of the Royal Mint system on the continent. Today it is Australia’s oldest operating facility, and exists apart from the federal government’s Royal Australian Mint facility.
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