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These superb quality releases are perfect for people born in "monkey" years - 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016 - who are regarded as clever, intelligent, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. Moreover, personality traits like gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life.


  • Ships individually in protective packaging
  • Consisting of 1/2 oz 999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the legal tender value, metal weight, purity, year of issue, and country of issue
  • Reverse: Features a depiction of an adult and baby monkey sitting in a peach tree, with the baby holding a peach along with the Chinese character for "monkey" and the inscription "Year of the Monkey"

This bullion coin has been beautifully enhanced with enamel colouring on both the monkeys and the peaches.

For 2016, the Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrated the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

The peach tree is symbolic of immortality in Chinese art. As well as appealing to silver coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar monkey.


The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

In multiples of 20, this coin will come in a mint roll. In multiples of 100, these coins will ship in a Perth Mint box.

Lightly Used
Perth Mint
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 1 Dollar 1 oz 999 Silver 2016"
Colourized adult and baby monkey sitting in a tree holding a peach and the words "Year of the Monkey" and the Chinese symbol for "monkey"
1 oz
45 x 45 x 2.1