Australian Lunar Series II
2016 Year of the Monkey
1/2 oz Silver Bullion Coin
  • .999 Fine Silver
  • 2016 Year of the Monkey Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
In 2016, we celebrated 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.
2016 Year of the Monkey Design
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.
Australian Legal Tender
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.
Specifications
Product Code   2S1606EAAX
Precious Metal Content (Troy oz) 0.500
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.591
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.50
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.600
Maximum Thickness (mm) 0.840
 

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