Lunar II Monkey 5oz Silver Coin 2016

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Lunar II Monkey 5oz Silver Coin 2016

Weight: 155.50 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: € 103.78
Product Description

The 2016 Lunar Monkey 5 oz Silver coin is part of the Lunar II coin series that began in 2008. The first Lunar coin series ran for 12 year and began in 1996.

The 2016 Lunar Monkey is the 9th year in the 12 year lunar cycle. The first year of the lunar cycle began with the “year of the mouse” in 2008. The final year of the coin series will conclude in 2019 with the “year of the pig”

What generates so much interest in the Lunar II Silver coin series is that every year the design of the coin changes. Each year the motif displays an animal in Chinese astrology.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the “year of the monkey” are always interested in learning and new experiences. They are also ambitious, optimistic and can be see as impulsive.

 

Dimensions

The 2016 Lunar Monkey 5 oz Silver coin is 999/1000 pure silver. The weight, size and dimensions are listed below. 

 

Name Fineweight Diameter Thickness Nominal Value
Lunar Monkey 5 oz 65.6 mm 5.8 mm 8 AUD

 

Benefits & Advantages

Many of the popular brand name silver coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle, and Vienna Philharmonic offer consistent designs from year to year. What makes the Lunar II coin series unique is that every year the design on the obverse is different. This attracts interests from both investors and collectors.

 

History

The Perth Mint is the oldest mint in Australia and officially opened in 1899. The Perth Mint was established as a branch of the Royal London Mint and produced the popular Sovereign gold coin for Britain. The Perth Mint remained under British control until 1970 when ownership was then transferred to the government of Western Australia. In 1987 the Australian government created the Gold Corporation to run the Perth Mint. Under the direction of the Gold Corporation, the perth Mint has been producing some of the highest quality most recognizable gold and silver bullion products in the world. Some of it’s most popular coin series include: the Kangaroo (formerly the Nugget), the Koala series, the Kookaburra series and the Lunar series.

 

Product Details

  • Name: Lunar Monkey
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Manufacturer: Perth Mint
  • Fineness: 999/1000
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Scratch resistance: poor