Coin Design and Product Specs

As a product of the National Mint of Canada, each collectible coin is legal tender worth $5.00 and is available from numerous reputable bullion vendors. Made from .9999 ounces of pure silver, each 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Monkey Privy coin is an ideal collector’s piece. For aficionados of both the Silver Maple Leaf collection and lunar sets, this highly esteemed coin deserves a place of honor in any display case.

  • Struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in a beautiful reverse proof
  • Features a mark representative of the Year of the Monkey as part of the Lunar Privy series
  • Bears a face value of five dollars ($5.00) backed by the government of Canada
  • Made from .9999 oz of pure silver
  • Available from numerous silver bullion distributors

Obverse Side

Like many series of coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, the obverse side of the 2016 Canada 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Monkey Privy coin features the face of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, the representative monarch of Canada. Each coin is engraved with the Queen’s name, the denomination of the coin, and the year of minting. Dignified and traditional, this image is a staple on Canada’s currency.

2016 Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Monkey Privy

Reverse Side

The reverse side of each coin features the signature detailed sugar maple leaf design that is now well known as a key element in the Silver Maple Leaf coin series. Above the intricate leaf design, the name of the country of origin, Canada, is engraved in large capital letters. The weight in silver is listed to right and left of the leaf, with the words “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” along the bottom of the coin, representing the metal use to both English and French speakers of Canada. To the left of the leaf’s stem lies the most notable feature of the Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Monkey Privy coin: the Year of the Monkey privy mark. Boasting a small monkey in profile, this impish little figure speaks to the nature of 2016 in the lunar calendar.

2016 Silver Maple Leaf Lunar Monkey Privy

About the Lunar Monkey

The lunar year is of great significance to coin collectors, providing a unique coin each year based on each of the twelve animals represented by each year in the lunar calendar. 2016 is , the ninth year in the lunar cycle noted by the . Each period of the year is broken into 10 unique periods, named after monkeys of varying earthly elements, like fire, wood, metal, and water. In the Chinese zodiac, the monkey is clever, playful, and curious, and is associated with personality traits like confidence, ambition, and stubbornness. A beautiful symbolism for the upcoming year, lunar coins are a treasured addition for countless passionate collectors.mp;amp;lt;/a>. Each period of the year is broken into 10 unique periods, named after monkeys of varying earthly elements, like fire, wood, metal, and water. In the Chinese zodiac, the monkey is clever, playful, and curious, and is associated with personality traits like confidence, ambition, and stubbornness. A beautiful symbolism for the upcoming year, lunar coins are a treasured addition for countless passionate collectors.