The all-new Year of the Monkey coins are here from the Perth Mint, and once again the designers have not disappointed investors and collectors. With brilliant new designs and impressive purity, demand for these popular Lunar Series II coins are expected to be as high as always. Today, you can purchase your own 2016 ½ oz Australian Gold Monkey Coin in BU condition from JM Bullion.
- Each coin ships in an individual acrylic Perth Mint capsule.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Contains ½ troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- All-new Year of the Monkey designs on the reverse.
- Part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program. Click here to see annual Perth Gold Lunar Series II mintages.
Australian Gold Monkey coins are part of a broader Lunar Series II program that runs on a 12-year production cycle. The coins trace their roots to the original Lunar Series program, offered by the Perth Mint from 1996 to 2007. Those coins were so popular that the mint acted to provide a Lunar Series II that restarted in 2008, and featured all-new reverse designs.
The Australian Gold Monkey is available in a total of six weights and two versions: proof and bullion. The coins in this product listing are bullion products with a Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This indicates that each coin has no signs of wear and tear, but may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
On the reverse of the Year of the Monkey gold coin from the Perth Mint is Ing Ing Jong’s image of a monkey. In her depiction, one monkey is featured sitting in a peach tree. Resting on its hind legs with a curled tail, its head is turned backward looking at a peach hanging from an overhead branch.
The obverse features the fourth-generation profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this image has been replaced on Royal Mint products, but remains in use by the Perth Mint to give continuity across its Lunar Series II coins.
Perth Mint was founded in 1898 as the final of three mint facilities by the British Royal Mint. Following the closure of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, the Perth Mint remains standing as the longest operating facility in Australia.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our associates are available at 800-276-6508, or you can connect with us online using live chat and email. If you are looking for similar products, be sure to check out our full selection of Perth Mint products.