Lunar II Monkey 1/2 oz Silver Coin 2016


Lunar Monkey 1/2 oz Silver Coin 2016

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 999.9/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Uncirculated
Packing: Single in capsule, 20 wrapped
Tax:  Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 10.57
Product Description

The Perth Mint introduced the first Lunar series in 1996. Due to the success of the series, the Lunar II was introduced in 2008 and has a 12 year cycle. The Lunar II started with the the “year of the mouse” in 2008 and ends in 2019 with the “year of the pig”. 

In the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2016 celebrates the “year of the monkey”. What is unique about the Lunar coin series is that the motif of the coins follow the ancient Chinese Lunar calendar. 

The calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC and associates a different animal with each year in the 12 year lunar cycle.


Key Dimensions 

The Lunar Monkey silver coin series is available in the following sizes: 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz 10 oz and 1 kg. Each coin is 99.9% pure silver. The key dimensions for the 1/2 oz 2016 Lunar Monkey silver coin are listed below:


Fineness Fineweight Diameter Thickness Nominal Value
999/1000 15.55 g 36.6 mm 2.3 mm 50 Cents



One of the key advantages of the Lunar II silver coin series is that each year features the motif of a different animal. The motif corresponds to the accent Chinese Lunar calendar. 

The Lunar II is popular with both investors and collectors because of the different yearly designs and the rich history of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.   

The 2016 fractional Lunar Monkey 1/2 oz silver coin offers investors and collectors a beautiful design at a lower price point than the 1 oz coin. Fractional weight coins provide the flexibility to own silver in alternative weights to 1 oz coins. 

It should be noted that fractional weight coins, like the Lunar II Monkey 1/2 oz can carry a higher premium. This is due the higher costs that involved in minting smaller weight coins.



One of the other main benefits to owning the 2016 Lunar Monkey silver 1/2 oz is that the coin is produced by the world renowned Perth Mint. The Perth Mint has a 100 plus year history of minting some of the highest quality silver and gold coins in the world. Anyone who is looking for a pure silver coin with a unique and distinctive design will find it in the Lunar Monkey.


Product Details 

  • Name: Lunar Monkey
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Manufacturer: Perth Mint
  • Fineness: 999/1000
  • Weight: 1/2 oz
  • Scratch resistance: poor