2016 Australian Opal Lunar Monkey Silver Coin

January 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Perth Mint of Australia has released a Year of the Monkey-themed coin that has opal, a composition of 99.9% pure silver, a collector proof quality, and a limited mintage.

2016 Australian Opal Lunar Monkey Silver Proof Coin

[Shown: 2016 Australian Opal Lunar Monkey Silver Proof Coin]

This silver coin’s reverse features an inner panel design of a monkey with a peach, symbolizing longevity and immortality, in pure Australian opal. Around the scene is a collection of peach blossoms. Inscriptions include YEAR OF THE MONKEY, 2016 1 OZ 999 SILVER, the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and NM for the initials of designer Natasha Muhl.

Each is struck as legal tender of Australia with an obverse offering Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions surrounding the portrait are ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the face value of 1 DOLLAR.

Specifications for the coin include a diameter of 36.60 mm, a maximum thickness of 4.50 mm, and a minimum gross weight of 31.135 grams.


Those interested in obtaining the 2016 Australian Opal Lunar Monkey Silver Proof Coin may do so directly from the Perth Mint of Australia via its website of www.perthmint.com.au. You may also use this affiliate link.

Each coin ships within a special display case with a light that turns on when the lid is opened. The coin is accompanied by an illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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