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The 2004 Silver Monkey is part of the Perth Mint's Australian Lunar Series I coin collection. The Perth Mint only minted 105,680 of these monkeys and they are very popular among silver coin collectors world wide. Like the other coins in this series, the 2004 monkey is pure silver and is in brilliant uncirculated condition with proof-like elements, especially on the obverse. This silver coin comes in a sealed capsule for protection from scratches and the elements. These monkeys are highly sought after due to their low mintage and fantastic detailing.
Chinese tradition looks upon the monkey with favor and delight. Often because of its humanly traits, the monkey is respected and esteemed as the smartest animal. To this day, pictures of the monkey are painted on walls and doors of businesses to bring good fortune. Those born under the year of the monkey are active, sport loving people, who are great problem solvers. They are also energetic, flexible, and are selfless when it comes to helping others before themselves.
The obverse of this silver coin portrays Queen Elizabeth II sitting sideways and with the coin's denomination surrounding her. The coin reads around the rim: Queen Elizabeth II, $1, Australia. The reverse of the coin contains the portrait of the monkey. This monkey is on his own and is enjoying the view from his branches. The monkey's eyes are staring straight at whomever is holding the coin; his eyes looking straight into your soul as if a human were behind those eyes. As usual, 2004 is written vertically alongside the monkey and 1 oz .999 silver is underneath the monkey's tight grip. The attention to detail is what makes these coins from the Australian Lunar Series I stand out. These animals are more than just a portrait, they are the missing part to your silver collection.