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Australia 2016-P Year of the Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac 3-Coin $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof Set - MINTAGE 1,000

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No monkeying around here! Celebrate the clever and ingenious Year of the Monkey in 2016 with this truly rare, ultra-low mintage (ONLY 1,000) 3-coin silver proof set while you can!

Sold out at the Mint! The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful coins in an all-inclusive package, each featuring impressive cameo relief, and all struck in pure silver! This set provides three different sizes and denominations, including the extremely popular silver dollar, (along with the two ounce pure silver proof, available only in this set - and nowhere else!). Best of all, the mintage is limited to only 1,000 complete sets worldwide! At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value (and a great investment!). Get your set at our low introductory price while you can!

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The three coins of the 2016 Year of the Monkey Silver Proof SetThree Different Coin Sizes
This set contains three different Chinese Lunar Zodiac coins, each a different size:

1/2 Troy Ounce Silver Proof- A very popular size, the one-half troy ounce pure silver proof is a large 36.60 mm in diameter - nearly the same size as a classic U.S. silver dollar! The denomination is 50 cents.
1 Troy Ounce Silver Proof - This very popular denomination, with a one dollar face value, may also be available singly. (Click here for Monkey Proof Silver Dollar.)
• 2 Troy Ounces Silver Proof - This large and impressively-sized silver proof is available only in this set! It is not available individually or separately, we are sorry. The denomination is 2 dollars.

All three coins are struck to the most exacting, proof standard, the highest quality of finish available. The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in varying degrees of frosty white cameo relief.

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The three coin Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set in box

A grumpy capuchin monkey defends his leafy bower in the tree branches!The Year of the Monkey - Clever and Ingenious!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

Those born in the years 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016 celebrate the Year of the Monkey. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Monkey are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. They are clever - they can be inventors, entertainers, anything generally creative and ingenious, and can be somewhat mischievous (although not spiteful). They are also considered great socializers, being very charming and persuasive.

The Monkey is traditionally depicted in Chinese mythology with a peach. Why would this be so? The monkey is clever, and so he offers the peach fruit to ward off evil spirits and appease the ghosts of his forebears - thereby guaranteeing the protection of his ancestors and bringing him good fortune and luck!

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A squirrel monkey appears to be contemplating or even counting his toes on a tree branch!Monkeys are known for their intelligence and social ability, though they can be mischievous as well. Who doesn't love to go to the zoo and watch the primates play - although sometimes it's not perfectly clear whether we're watching the monkeys or they're watching us! Who can forget Bubbles the Chimp, whom Michael Jackson befriended. Bubbles must have been a particularly smart monkey, because Wacko Jacko claimed that Bubbles cleaned up his bedroom! Now that's one clever simian! (Okay, chimpanzees are apes, and therefore technically not monkeys, but you get the point!) To quote the Rolling Stones in the song called (what else?) "Monkey Man", "I'm a monkey!"

The year 2016 is ruled by one of the most popular and auspicious of all the lunar zodiac signs - the ingenious monkey, the Chinese lunar zodiac animal that most closely resembles humankind. The Monkey personality is supremely intelligent and charismatic, with boundless agility. He is highly social; the ultimate inventor, motivator and schemer. Even when you realize the Monkey has tricked you, your fondness and admiration for him will keep you from blowing your top. The Monkey is witty and charming; he will win your heart and keep it forever! The most intelligent sign in the Chinese lunar zodiac, those born in the Year of the Monkey are friendly and charming, and are able to use their brains instead of brawn to master a situation.

This is the ninth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!

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The three coin Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set outer box
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Obverse
A mother monkey with her baby enjoy a tasty snack while sitting in a peach tree. The legend YEAR OF THE MONKEY defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Monkey" is above the monkeys, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the left, near the 9:00 position along the rim.

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Reverse
The reverse of all three coins features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legends 1/2 OZ, 1 OZ and 2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantee the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coins are encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury presentation case with a solid wood lid (done in the style of red Chinese lacquer), lined with black velvet and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 3 Dollars 50 Cents ($2 + $1 + 50 Cents)
Weight 108.978 g
   1/2 Ounce - 15.573 g
   1 Ounce - 31.135 g
   2 Ounces - 62.270 g
Diameter 1/2 Ounce - 36.60 mm
1 Ounce - 45.60 mm
2 Ounces - 55.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   1/2 Ounce - 2.30 mm
1 Ounce - 2.60 mm
2 Ounces - 3.60 mm
Mintage Limit    1,000 Sets
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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