Struck at one of the world’s most well-known government mints, one valued for the quality of its coins and the beauty of its designs, the Perth Mint in Perth, Australia, this daintily designed 2016 Gold Year of the Monkey coin has a face value of 100 dollars making it a sovereign coin backed by the government of Australia. All in all, this is an invaluable addition to the Lunar Series collection, as well as a much appreciated gift due to its .9999 pure gold content and its superb craftsmanship.

Obverse Side

Featuring the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity on the obverse side, this striking creation presents the words “Elizabeth II” and “Australia” on either side of the upper half, together with the words “1 oz” “.99999 Gold“, “2016“, and “100 Dollars” distributed in a semi-circular manner along the bottom half of the coin.

Reverse Side

Peering curiously at a peach hanging from amongst the leaves, the reverse side of the 2016 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey coin presents a delightfully designed adult monkey comfortably perched on a branch, and which appears to perfectly embody the traits of longevity and immortality it is a symbol of. The reverse side also features a pattern of lines around its entire circumference, the Chinese character for “monkey”, together with the festively inscribed “Year of the Monkey” on the lower part of the design, as well as the Perth Mint’s mint mark, the letter “P”.

Other Highlights

To maintain the high quality of the coins and their pristine condition, they are shipped in individual plastic capsules, while multiples of 100 are packaged in a sealed box. If you want to proudly display your coin, a lunar display box is also available. Each coin weighs one troy ounce of 99.9% pure gold, and has a standard measurement of 2.5 mm in thickness and 39.34 mm in diameter. As of January 2016, the lowest price on the market for the 2016 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey Coin has been $1,178.49, making it not only a perfect addition to any coin collection, but also a worthwhile investment.

Available in 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and a Three-Coin Set, the Pert Mint had kept this coin’s mintage under strict control, striking only 30,000 individual 1 oz coins, 5,000 individual ¼ oz coins and 4,000 individual 1/10 oz coins. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included with each coin, as well as an elegant case for the three coin set.

About the Year of the Monkey

Because of its cleverness, the monkey has always been compared to a very intelligent person. In the Chinese Zodiac, the monkey represents certain related human qualities, such as intelligence, versatility, quick-wittiness, and flexibility, giving the impression that those born in the Year of the Monkey are successful people in their career of choice, as well as wealthy, gentle and honest. Although they also present certain shortcomings, such as a being suspicious and arrogant.

Some famous people born in the Year of the Monkey are Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Yao Ming, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Owen Wilson, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, Betsy Ross, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Miley Cyrus.

So don’t hesitate and get yours today! Whether you were born in the Year of the Monkey, or are looking to purchase another beautiful addition to the Lunar Series, the 2016 1 oz Gold Year of the Monkey coin is always a wise and welcome investment.