Perth Mint 10 Kg 2016 Lunar Monkey Silver Coin

The Perth Mint announced that it will soon be selling its 2016 Year of the Monkey 10 Kilo Silver Coin on a mint-to-order basis.

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The Mint’s Web site notes that this item has a maximum mintage of 150 pieces.

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2016-Perth-Mint-10-Kg-Lunar-Monkey-Silver-Coin-reverse The reverse image depicts two monkeys sitting in a peach tree; peaches are a traditional symbol of longevity and immortality. Inscribed near the rim of the coin are the Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and YEAR OF THE MONKEY, along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 10 KG 999 SILVER, 2016, and the denomination of 300 DOLLARS.

The Year of the Monkey alludes to 2016’s place in a twelve-year lunar cycle according to Chinese astrology. The Year of the Monkey pertains to those whose year of birth includes 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and, of course, 2016. People born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be intelligent, optimistic, and ambitious, according to a Mint press release.

The 2016 Year of the Monkey 10 Kilo Silver Coin will be available from the Perth Mint’s authorized bullion distributors – To purchase this coin visit the Perth Mint Bullion Program

Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin – Australian Map Shaped Coin Series

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Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Unique Australian Map Shaped Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate

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The Redback Spider is a species of highly venomous spider indigenous to Australia. Characterised by a distinctive red stripe on the upper side of the abdomen, the adult Redback has a spherical black body. Females are bigger than the males at approximately 10 millimetres in length compared to three to four millimetres.

99.9% PURE SILVER

Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN MAP SHAPED DESIGN

The coin’s unique map shaped coloured reverse depicts a Redback Spider crawling across the face of a rock. The design includes the inscription REDBACK SPIDER, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2015 year-date. The coin is innovatively struck in the shape of Australia.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date appear on the coin’s obverse.

LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint will release no more than 6,000 of the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin.

PRESENTATION PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE

The coin is housed in a classic presentation case and custom-designed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 6,000
Designer Ing Ing Jong