Continuing with the Lunar Series II, this year Perth Mint has issued a stunning Silver Proof Lunar Type Set coins.
Celebrating the Year of the Monkey.
These lovely coins weigh One Troy ounce of pure silver, and has a denomination of One dollar.
The set contains, Proof, Colour, Gilded and Brilliant Uncirculated Versions of the coin.
The people born under this sign are said to be intelligent,
quick-witted ambitious, optimistic and adventurous .
The reverse of the coin features an adult monkey and baby sitting on a branch of a peach tree.
The Baby is holding a peach.
Which is a symbol of longevity and immortality, according to Chinese culture.
The coin also inscribed ‘Year of the Monkey’ and also features Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ Mintmark.
No more than 9000 of the beautiful coins will be released.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Monkey include, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980,
1992, 2004 and 2016.
It will make a lovely present for someone born in those years.
The reverse designer, is Ing Ing Jon. The obverse features an effigy of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The coin comes complete with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.