Australian Silver Kilo Monkey – 2016
Another impressively large pure silver coin struck by the Perth Mint. This beautifully made 2016 Australian Silver Kilo Monkey Series 2 (32.15 oz) coin falls into the category of what we call “limited edition bullion products” and portrays the ninth animal in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar.
The Monkey is a symbol of health and wealth and those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted and adventurous. People born in the Year of the Monkey are interested in learning and new experiences. The Monkey is also most compatible with the Dragon and the Mouse.
They are ambitious, optimistic and can be seen as impulsive. Monkeys are smart with their money and opportunities, pictures of monkeys are often placed on doors and walls to bring good fortune and wealth.
The front of the 2016 Australian Silver Kilo Monkey Series 2 (32.15 oz) coin features the familiar Queen Elizabeth II and inscriptions include the coin’s legal tender value (30 DOLLARS) the date (2016) and 1KG 999 SILVER. Under the queens picture is the artists initials IRB (Ian Rank Broadley). The legal tender value is largely symbolic but adds a plus to the coin and singles it out as being produced by a sovereign nation.
The reverse of the 2016 Australian Silver Kilo Monkey Series 2 (32.15 oz) features a playful monkey and a baby monkey which holds a peach, symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with the usual Perth Mint ‘P’ mintmark.
The weight of the 2016 Australian Silver Kilo Monkey Series 2 (32.15 oz) in pure silver is 32.15 oz (1 kilo) and its diameter is substantial (3.93 inches). The Perth Mint also provides a heavy acrylic container which protects the coin nicely.
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