“These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year
cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
As well as appealing to investors, these superb releases are perfect for people born in the Year
of the Monkey – 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, optimistic, ambitious, and adventurous.
No mintage limit applies to 1kg, 10oz, 2oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, and 1/20oz coins. However, production will close at the end of 2015 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin’s official mintage.
The Perth Mint will produce no more than 30,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the
mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first. Due to the low mintage of
the 1oz size it is highly collectable and is sure to sell out fast.
Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in bullion quality, the coins are issued as legal
tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Each coin’s reverse depicts an adult monkey sitting on a branch of a peach tree, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription
‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.”