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YEAR OF THE MONKEY Australian Opal 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Australia 2016


This Silver coin is dedicated to the year of the monkey. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, ambitious, adventurous. The coin is special thanks an Authentic Australian opal insert. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide!

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Year of the Monkey
Years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.
The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced 'Hou', the same as the pronunciation of "monkey" in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.
The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.
In 2015, Monkey people will be lucky in every aspect of life, except health. The lucky stars also promote big developments in their career and wealth. Most of them will gain sweet love life and marriage. Health conditions need to be paid much attention to 2016; is the Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian) for them. Their overall fortune won’t be smooth in the whole year. They need to be cautious about cooperation and investment. Balanced lifestyle will improve their health conditions a lot. Their individual characters are different when combine Chinese zodiac signs with the 12 western astrological signs, like brave Aries, steady Taurus, confident Gemini, imaginative Cancer, enthusiastic Leo, cautious Virgo, talented Libra, diligent Scorpio, honest Sagittarius, mysterious Capricorn, gentle Aquarius and generous Pisces.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2016
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)36.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin's reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a monkey with a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality, detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of peach blossoms. The design includes the inscription YEAR OF THE MONKEY, the 2016 year and The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark.
The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination.