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1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey 2016 gold coin In Stock

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest ... read more
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Introduction

As a long-term partner of the Perth Mint, Tavex is pleased to offer one of world’s finest minted gold bullion coins, the 2016 Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey. The gold coin is part of Perth Mint’s praised chronological gold bullion collection, the Australian Lunar Series II, where each coin in the series is only minted once every twelve years in accordance with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. In addition, the most popular one-ounce version in the series has a limited annual mintage of only 30,000 gold coins, giving the coin a considerable collector’s premium in the secondary market.

The Year of the Monkey gold coin contains 99.99% pure gold and is produced with a special minting technique that ensures the coin is in proof-like condition, meaning it has exceptionally shiny and mat surfaces coupled with the richest of detail. This coin is truly a piece of breathtaking gold art suitable for collectors with an eye for beauty and those who wish to give their loved ones something really memorable and special

Why Buy

  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are money. The Gold Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1996 and every gold coin in the series, including the Year of the Monkey, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Moneky gold coins are rare. Issued only twice since the Lunar Series started, in 2004 and 2016, the one-ounce Year of the Monkey coin is one of the rarest 24 legal tender gold bullion coins to be issued in the 21st century with a mintage of only 16 868.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the goat are generally perceived to be magnetic and pleasant, with a good sense of humour.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure 24 karat gold, a gift that will stay with them forever.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the monkey that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Gold Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 18 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coin is recognised throughout the world by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    1 567,43 €
  • Buyback price
    1 339,24 €
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    228,19 €

Fact: gold price in EUR has risen +24.56% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 858,16 EUR/1oz and the highest 1 386,70 EUR/1oz. Current world market price is 1 339,37 EUR/1oz

History

Australian Lunar gold coin - Year of the Monkey 

The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and each of them is celebrated once every twelve years. The year of the monkey was last celebrated in 2004 and is celebrated again in 2016.

Those born in the year of the monkey are considered brilliant, witty and remarkably ingenious. Their quick mind coupled with their creativity is able to resolve most problems. They are curious by nature, with a great thirst for knowledge, and as such they will have an insight into a broad range of topics. Persons born in the year of the monkey have the ability to extract themselves confidently and safely from difficult situations by applying their knowledge and sharpness. These qualities make them wonderful individuals at parties and in closer social circles. Their creative minds, wit, and cheerful and playful attitude will light up any conversation or festivity. Energetic and sometimes demanding, people born in the year of the monkey crave activity, and if not sufficiently stimulated can become unreasonable and self-centred. This is why most often they have a broad circle of friends and colleagues who provide them with the mental stimulation that is so essential for their well-being. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Monkey coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Gold Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious golden artwork.

Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey coins – as rare as gold 

The Perth Mint introduced Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold coins for the first time in 2004. In 2004 the gold coin was offered in 1 kg, 10 oz, 2oz, 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz weights.The next issue of the Year of the Monkey will only become available in 2028, when the monkey, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again take centre stage.  The one-ounce mintage in 2004 was 16,775 gold coins. If the mintage of all Year of the Monkey gold coins is included, then the total figure rises to 60,268 gold pieces. This is an extremely low figure compared with the mintage of other well-known investment bullion coins. For example, the Australian Kangaroo one-ounce gold coin reaches the corresponding cumulative mintage figure of the Year of the Monkey Gold Series every 3 months. Australian Lunar Year of the Monkey gold bullion coins are thus well suited for collectors since they are naturally as rare as gold.

Face value
100 dollars
Diameter
38.8
Fineness
999.9
Gold weight in grams
31.10347
Product weight in grams
31.10658
Gold weight in troy ounces
1
Manufacturer
The Perth Mint
Country of origin
Australia

Obverse

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the denomination, the year of mintage, weight and purity of the coin, and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadle

Reverse

The reverse displays a monkey. Inscribed to the left is the Chinese character for “monkey”, and the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint. Below the animal is the text “Year of the Monkey”.

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule at the Perth Mint. For bulk purchases, multiples of 20 are available in original factory packaging.

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The package is fully insured, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, we will re-ship the items or refund your money.

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The shipping charge is 18 euros per 5000 euros insured package, applicable to deliveries within Finland. If you wish to have your products delivered to another country, please contact us on +358 9 68 149 149 or by email at tavex@tavex.fi for prices and terms.

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