In 2016, we celebrate the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious, and adventurous.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of each coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. 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.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.
The 2016 silver releases are available as individual 1 kilo, 1oz, and 1/2oz coins, or in a stunning three-coin set comprising a 1/2oz, a 1oz, and an exclusive 2oz issue.
No more than 500 individual 1 kilo coins will be released worldwide.
Issue limits of 5,000 individual 1oz coins, 8,000 individual 1/2oz coins and 1,000 three-coin sets will be released in this packaging.
Each coin and three-coin set is housed in a stylish red and black display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Monkey.