Australian Perth Mint Series II Lunar Gold Tenth Ounce 2016 Monkey

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    Many people cling to ancient methods for fortune-telling purposes. One of the most popular systems is the ancient Chinese zodiac calendar. This calendar not only gives fortunes but by connecting each year to a symbolic animal, seekers can learn more about themselves as well. In 1996, the Perth Mint saw an opportunity to honor this ancient calendar and to offer collectors a different kind of bullion series. The Australian Lunar Series I was kicked off, with the Year of the Rat, in 1996. Following the calendar, each coin depicts an animal, depending on the year, with a beautiful juxtaposition of matte BU finish with proof-like dimensions. This series became a hit among collectors and we able to continue to rides Australian Lunar Series II.

    The Australian Lunar Series II 2016 1/10 ounce Gold Monkey is the ninth installment of the 12-coin series. This brilliant uncirculated coin is guaranteed, by the oldest working mint in Australia, to be .9999 pure gold. Although it isn't our culture to view the monkey with favor, it is Chinese tradition to take delight in the monkey for what it represents. Often because of its humanly traits, the monkey is respected and esteemed as the smartest animal.Those born under the year of the monkey are active, sport loving people, who are great problem solvers. The reverse reveals a lone monkey sitting on a branch of a peach tree. With one peach delicately dangling from its grasp, the peach tree also represents longevity and immortality. "Year of the Monkey," and the Chinese symbol are also etched on the reverse to complete the significance. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as does all the other coins minted in the Commonwealth of Nations. Besides the regal depiction of the Queen, the coin's monetary value, gold weight and purity are also etched into the obverse. The Australian Lunar Series II 2016 1/10 ounce Gold Monkey comes protected in its original mint-sealed capsule and is the perfect little gift for any occasion!

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    • Year: 2016
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