2016 50 cents 1/2 oz Fine Silver Proof Coin – Australian Lunar Series – Year of the Monkey – Perth Mint
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
2016 50 cents 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin – Australian Lunar Series – Year of the Monkey – Perth Mint
In 2016, we celebrate the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious, and adventurous.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of each coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on each coin’s obverse.
Issue limits of 8,000 individual 1/2oz coins will be released in this packaging.
Each coin is housed in a stylish red and black display case and illustrated lunar-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Special Features: Red and Black Display Case
Material: Pure Silver (99.99% pure)
Weight: 1/2 oz
Face Value: 50 Cents Australia