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Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016

The Lunar II Gold coin series is one of the most popular and successful series of coins in the world. Following the Lunar I series, in 2008 the Australian Perth Mint began its continuation with the Lunar II, which will bear the zodiac signs of the Chinese lunar calendar as their motif up until 2019. In August 2015, the Perth Mint released the 2016 edition of the Lunar coin. You can now buy the the Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz gold 2016 coin exclusively from StoneX Bullion.

Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 at StoneX Bullion

If you are interested in expanding your coin collection or your investment portfolio to include a current new coin and want to buy the Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz gold 2016, you can do so at StoneX Bullion in just a few clicks. In our online shop, you will find a large selection of collectors and investment coins as well as precious metal bars in various sizes. And if they want to sell your coins or bars, it is worth contacting our staff. Simply write us an e-mail or call us and we will find the best current price.

Lunar II Gold Coins

Since 2008, the Australian Perth Mint has issued a new edition of the Lunar II series every year. The initial release of this coin series was expected to follow up on the success of the previous Lunar I coins and indeed did so after a short period of time. The high-quality gold coins are available in eight different denominations and consist of 999.9 fine gold. The motifs for the individual years are based on the current zodiac sign of the Chinese lunar calendar and therefore change every year. At the same time, the Perth Mint also issued silver coins with the same title, however the motifs on the silver coins are not identical to those of the gold versions.

Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz gold 2016 - design and motif

Chinese astrology differs from European astrology not only in regard to the zodiac signs but also in regard to the cycle duration. Whereas in Western astrology twelve zodiac signs alternate within one year with each new month, in the so-called lunar calendar, the zodiac signs along with the five elements of wood, metal, water, fire and earth form a calendar cycle of 60 years. Tradition states that every new year is influenced by the combination of an animal and a natural element and thus the destinies of this cycle. According to this, the year of the monkey begins on 8 February 2016 and so it is this animal that is found on the motif side of the current Lunar II Gold 2016 coins.

The motif side of the Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 shows a monkey, who has made himself comfortable on a thick branch. The animal is gazing at a round fruit to his right, which is located in the tree's foliage. This image was designed by artist Ing Ing Jong and is impressive because of the naturalistic execution. Upon closer inspection, the initials of the artist can be seen on the trunk of the tree to the right of the image. The characters below the fruit state the name of the animal, monkey; the Latin letter "P" below refers to Perth Mint where the coin was minted. The inscription below the monkey states title of the issue "YEAR OF THE MONKEY". The image is framed by a circle of intersecting lines and is thus clearly highlighted once again.

In contrast to this, the design on the front remains the same every year and traditionally shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, who as Head of the Commonwealth is also the official Head of State for Australia. Since 1998, the portrait by Ian Rank Broadley has adorned the coins of the British Commonwealth and shows the monarch in profile wearing a classic diamond tiara. An inscription above the portrait states the name of the Queen "ELIZABETH II" and the country of issue "AUSTRALIA". Below this, information on the coin material "SILVER", the fine content of "999.9", the year of issue "2016" and the nominal value of "1 DOLLAR" can be read.

Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 as an investment and collectors' coin

The Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 coins are very popular among investors as well as collectors and are traded worldwide. StoneX Bullion delivers the Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 to you as a single coin in a protective coin capsule. In the case of denominations of 1/10 oz, investors often choose larger order quantities. You receive these from us in sealed foil packages of 20 coins and in the case of a total of 100 coins in a suitable coin box. But also individually, the Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 a beautiful item, which will enrich any portfolio and also makes a great gift. Why not give a Lunar Monkey 1/10 oz Gold 2016 as a gift to a loved one born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1980, 1982, 2004 or for new arrivals expected in 2016?

Country: Australia
Product number: 101160
Series: Lunar II
Mint: The Perth Mint Australia
Mintage: Unlimited
Purity: 999.9/1000
Diameter, mm: 18.60
Thickness, mm: 2.00
Face value: 15
Currency: Australian Dollar
Product packaging: Plastic capsule
Bulk packaging: 20 foiled, 200 per box
1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
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