Along with investment coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin or the Kangaroo Nuggets, the Lunar II coin series by the Australian Perth Mint is one of the world's most popular coin series. In the summer of 2015, Perth Mint released the new edition of the Lunar Monkey 1 oz Gold 2016 coin for the 2016 year of issue.
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The Australian Perth Mint, which is the oldest mint on the continent, released the first coin in the new Lunar II series in 2008. As was to be expected, the first edition in gold immediately matched the great success of its predecessor, the Lunar I series. The high-quality gold coins with a purity of 999.9/1000 fine gold are to be minted up until 2019 in eight different denominations and are available in weight categories from 1/20 oz up to 1 kg. The motifs on the coins change annually and each new edition depicts the current zodiac sign of the Chinese lunar calendar. In addition to the Lunar II gold series, a Lunar II silver series is also available, with motifs that differ from the gold edition.
The zodiac signs of the lunar calendar together with the five elements of wood, metal, water, fire and earth form a 60-year cycle. Each year is traditionally influenced by a single zodiac sign and element and thus also gets its name from this. Therefore, on 8 February 2016 the year of the monkey begins and it is also this lively animal that provides the motif for the current Lunar coin.
A circle of several lines forms the frame on the motif side, with the monkey in the middle. The animal sits on the thick branch of a tree; a fruit can be seen in its foliage to the right of the little monkey, which the monkey appears to have fixed his gaze upon. This image was designed by the Australian artist Ing Ing Jong, whose initials can be seen on the bark of the tree to the outer edge of the picture. The inscription next to the monkey states the name of the animal, while the Latin letter "P" refers to Perth Mint where it was minted.
The front traditionally shows an image of the British Queen Elizabeth II, who is Head of the Commonwealth and the official Head of State for Australia. The portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley dates from 1998 and shows the Queen in profile wearing a diamond tiara. An inscription above the image states the name of the Queen "ELIZABETH II" and the country of issue "AUSTRALIA". Below the image, 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.
As the Lunar Monkey 1 oz Gold 2016 coin is extremely limited with a total issue of 30,000 coins, this denomination is not only of interest to investors but also to collectors. Lunar II coins are known throughout the world and can therefore be traded internationally. CoinInvest delivers the Lunar Monkey 1 oz Gold 2016 to you as a single coin in a secure plastic capsule. In the case of an order for several coins, from a quantity of 20 units they are sealed in foil (up to 20 coins) and in the case of a total of 100 coins they are sent in a secure coin box.
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