This stunning coin features the Lunar mischievous monkey set in authentic Australian opal. A unique collector’s item, or gift for those born in the anticipated Year of the Monkey.
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a monkey with a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of peach blossoms. The design includes the inscription YEAR OF THE MONKEY, the 2016 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Opal Lunar Series – Year of the Monkey 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, shining down and showcasing the stunning colours of the opal inset. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.