The year 2016 marked the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and mints around the globe have joined in the celebration of this event. The pearl series of lunar-themed coins takes a different approach to the design of lunar themes, while still focusing on the given representative animal for each of the 12 birth years in the Zodiac. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Proof Fiji Pearl Monkey Silver Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a red, themed box.
- 5th coin in the Pearl Lunar themed series.
- Limited mintage of only 8,888 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $10 (CID) backed by the government of the Cook Islands.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes a Year of the Monkey design.
All coins in the Pearl Lunar Series of silver coins feature a few unique design elements that set them apart from other products. As the name suggests, there is the inclusion of a freshwater pearl that is set in the exact center of the reverse design field. Additionally, there is a 24-karat gold gilded finish on the monkeys in the Year of the Monkey design.
Each coin in the 2016 1 oz Proof Fiji Pearl Monkey Silver coin release arrives encapsulated in plastic for its protection and housed within a themed, red shipping beauty box. This includes a Certificate of Authenticity which verifies your coins quality and purity of silver.
The reverse of the Fiji Pearl Monkey Silver Coin includes the Year of the Monkey design, which depicts a pair of monkeys facing one another. Both the monkeys and the flowers on the branch above their heads has the gilded finish of 24-karat gold, while there is also an engraving of Year of the Monkey on this face of the coin.
On the obverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Her Majesty appears on all British, Canadian, Australia, and commonwealth coinage obverse faces. This is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen since 1952, and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Another design element worth mentioning on the 2016 1 oz Proof Fiji Pearl Monkey Silver Coin that is shared across the series is the use of multiple creatures. There are always two of the representative animal from the current years Lunar Calendar, and they are set across from each other in the design.
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