The Perth Mint has released the latest designs in its Lunar Series II coin program, and once again the oldest mint in Australia has delivered with stunning images and impressive finishes. The Year of the Monkey arrives in 2016, and the Perth Mint has Australian Silver Monkey coins available in seven total weights. Right now, the 2016 5 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coin is available through JM Bullion in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Each coin ships in individual acrylic mint capsule and multiples of 5 ship in rolls.
- Contains 5 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $8 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Features an all-new design for the Year of the Monkey.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Part of the Perth Mints Lunar Series II program. Click here to seeannual Perth Silver Lunar Series IImintages.
In 1996, the Perth Mint released one of the first and most popular lunar-year inspired coin series. Running for 12 years until 2007, the Lunar Series coins were so popular that the Perth Mint immediately released a second series, entitled Lunar Series II.
These 2016 5 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coins are part of the Lunar Series II program, and feature all-new designs from the original coin program. While the original coins had simpler designs, all coins in the Lunar Series II feature brilliantly detailed and impressively finished designs.
The 2016 Australian Silver Monkey coin series includes seven different weights in the bullion version. In addition to these 2016 5 oz Australian Silver Monkey coins, there are coins available in oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz, 1 Kilo, and 10 Kilo weights.
On the reverse side of 2016 5 oz Australian Silver Monkey Coins youll find the image of two monkeys in a peach tree. The adult monkey is watching as the young monkey holds a peach in the palm of its hand.
The obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the image is surrounded by engravings of Her Majestys name, the nation of issue, and face value.
Perth Mint was founded in 1898 before Australia filed for federation as a group of six independent states. It remained in British control until 1970 when power over operations was transferred to the state government of Western Australia.
If you have any questions, JM Bullion associates are happy to help. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via email. If you are looking for similar coins, be sure to visit our Perth Mint Silver Coins page.