This limited edition Year of the Monkey coin incorporates a superbly hand set cognac diamond in the eye of one of the monkeys. The precious gemstone makes this 1 kilo edition one of the highlights of the 2016 Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II.
The coin is struck from 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of the coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The adult monkey has a stunning cognac diamond set in its visible eye. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the 2016 Year of the Monkey 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition.
Each coin is housed in a classic black and red display case and illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.