The Perth Mints Lunar Series II coins are already among the most popular and diverse offerings in the precious metals marketplace. Now, the mint is upping the ante with the release of a Year of the Monkey Opal coin, featuring an exclusive design and a brilliant opal in the center of the coins reverse design. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Monkey Opal Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- No more than 5,000 coins will be struck in total!
- Coins ship in beautiful presentation packaging, complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Features a unique Year of the Monkey design.
- Includes an authentic Australian Opal in the center.
- Struck in proof.
Lunar Series II coins were first introduced in 2008 as the popular successor to the Lunar Series I program. Featuring brand-new designs and a greater variety of strikings, Lunar Series II coins have proven immensely popular.
In keeping with the diversity of other coins in the Lunar Series II program, the Perth Mint has released a special 2016 Year of the Monkey coin with an Australian Opal in the design. The Year of the Monkey design on the reverse differs from the standard silver Year of the Monkey design, and is set against a backdrop that features a brightly colored opal.
On the reverse face of the coin youll find the opal inset into the center of the coin. Inside the opal is left-profile image of a monkey, with a peach hanging behind the creature. Around the outside rim is the .999 pure silver, which features a collection of peach blossoms. The inclusion of a monkey and peach in the depiction is consistent with the gold and silver versions of the 2016 coin, and represents longevity and immortality.
The obverse face of the coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by engravings that read Elizabeth II, Australia, and 1 Dollar.
Australias Perth Mint is not affiliated with the federal governments Royal Australian Mint, but rather, is a state-owned entity of Western Australia. All of its coins are considered legal tneder under the Currency Act of 1965.
If you have questions, please contact JM Bullion associates at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live chat, or email us.