2016 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Monkey. The latest addition to the Australian Lunar Series II is the silver monkey. Collectors have been enjoying this series, for their own investment purposes and for giving as gifts, ever since the first series started in 1996. The Perth Mint honors the Chinese zodiac calendar by minting a coin representative of that animal's year, in gold and silver. This ancient calendar is mainly used for fortune-telling but also used for self-awareness.Often because of its humanly traits, the monkey is respected and esteemed as the smartest animal. To this day, pictures of the monkey are painted on walls and doors of businesses to bring good fortune. Those born under the year of the monkey are active, sport loving people, who are great problem solvers. They are also energetic, flexible, and are selfless when it comes to helping others before themselves. The Australian Lunar Series II 5oz 2016 Monkey comes in its original mint-sealed capsule and contains 5 ounces of. The Perth Mint is famous for their outstanding combination of proof and matter finishes, adding dimension and life to their already stellar coins. The obverse was inspired by famous sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley's masterpiece of Queen Elizabeth II, with the Queen's beautiful features in a mirrored finish.
The Queen is accompanied by the silver purity and the monetary denominational value. The Australian Lunar Series II Silver offers collectors a different experience than the gold counterpart, not syncing the two precious metals' designs together.
Instead of one monkey, perched on a tree, an adorable duo of two monkeys are enjoying a feast of ripe peaches. A mom and baby monkey are captured, on the reverse design, simply eating fruit from a tree with a special meaning. The peach tree is significant here because it represents longevity and immortality. "Year of the Monkey, " and the Chinese symbol are also etched on the reverse to complete the significance. The item "2016 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Monkey" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Other Australian Coins". The seller is "goldeneaglecoins" and is located in Laurel, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.