The Perth Mint is responsible for the widespread popularity of Lunar coin and bar products right now in the precious metal industry. As the Year of the Monkey approaches on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Perth Mint is ready with its latest installment in the popular Lunar Series II coin program. Right now, the 2016 1/20 oz Australian Gold Monkey Coin is available from JM Bullion in BU condition.
- Each coin shipsin an individual acrylic mint capsule.
- Contains 1/20 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $5 (AUD) backed by Australias government.
- Features an all-new Year of the Monkey design.
- Shipsin Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Part of the Perth Mints Lunar Series II program. Click here to seeannual Perth Gold Lunar Series IImintages.
In 1996, Perth Mint launched the Lunar Series of coins representing the animals from the Zodiac. In Chinese culture, the Zodiac is referred to as the Lunar Calendar. The term Zodiac is a Western interpretation of the word Shengxiao, which translates literally as birth likeness. It is said that individuals born under the sign of a particular animal share traits and behaviors with that creature.
With 2016 marking the Year of the Monkey, those born under this sign will share its intelligence, ambition, and curious nature. The all-new 2016 1/20 oz. Australian Gold Monkey Coin features a brand-new reverse design from artists Ing Ing Jong.
On the reverse side of the 2016 1/20 oz Australian Gold Monkey Coin is the image of a lone monkey sitting on a tree branch, with its tail curled up behind it and a single peach hanging from the tree. The design on the Gold Monkey shares characteristics with its silver counterpart, which features two monkeys in a peach tree.
The obverse side of the coin bears the fourth-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II from Ian Rank-Broadley. While the Royal Mint in London announced a new fifth-generation portrait in 2015, the Perth Mint is sticking to Rank-Broadleys image for consistency on Lunar Series II coins.
Perth Mint is located in Perth, Western Australia. Originally founded as part of the British Royal Mint during Australias colonial period, the British ceded control of the facility to the state government in Western Australia in 1970.
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