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Australia 2016-P Year of the Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac 3-Coin .9999 Pure Gold Proof Set GX - MINTAGE 1,500

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No monkeying around here! Celebrate the clever and ingenious Year of the Monkey in 2016 with this rare, low mintage (ONLY 1,500) 3-coin pure gold proof set while you cant - a beautiful, investment grade way to own .9999 fine gold!

Investment Opportunity!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 gold! This set provides three different sizes and denominations, including the extremely popular 1 ounce, (along with two others fractional gold proofs, and representing all three sizes of the gold proof available). Best of all, the mintage is limited to only 1,500 complete sets worldwide! These beautiful, investment-grade gold proofs represent a tremendous buy-and-hold opportunity in this comprehensive and luxurious set!

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Year of the Monkey Complete 3-Coin Gold Proof Set
The three coin Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set

Three Different Coin Sizes
This set contains three different Chinese Lunar Zodiac coins, each a different size:

1/10 Ounce Gold Proof- This petite size gold proof has a face value of $15. It is also available singly. (Click here for Monkey 1/10 Oz Gold Proof.)
1/4 Ounce Gold Proof- This intermediate size gold proof has a 25 dollar denomination. It is also available singly. (Click here for Monkey 1/4 Oz Gold Proof.)
1 Ounce Gold Proof- This largest size gold proof has a face value of $100. It is also available singly. (Click here for Monkey $100 1 Oz Gold Proof.)

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.

Please note, the mint images of this handsome 3-coin set do not do the individual coins justice. For these proof coins, the fields are deeply mirrored and the relief devices are white-frosted cameos.

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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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Investment Note
The Mint will strike no more than 1,500 of these luxurious gold sets! Each contains 1.35 full ounces of four nines pure gold, with the monkey design on the largest (39.34 mm diameter) tableau of the gold proofs - the $100 1 Ounce Gold Proof. We readily recommend this tremendous set as a long term buy-and-hold.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us these investment-grade gold coins, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other mints' large gold coins to shame!

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Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep Goat Dall Sheep RamObverse
An adult monkey eyes a tasty snack while sitting in a peach tree. The legend YEAR OF THE MONKEY defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Monkey" is to the left of the monkey, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed further to the left, near the 9:00 position along the rim.

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Reverse
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 legend XX OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees 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, luxury oval-shaped display case, lined with black velvet, featuring a dark base and a light, glossy, timber-effect lid, protected by a full-color outer cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 140 Dollars ($100 + $25 + $15)
Weight 42.000 g
   1/10 Ounce - 3.111 g
   1/4 Ounce - 7.777 g
   1 Ounce - 31.112 g
Diameter 1/10 Ounce - 18.60 mm
1/4 Ounce - 22.60 mm
1 Ounce - 39.34 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     1/10 Ounce - 2.00 mm
1/4 Ounce - 2.20 mm
1 Ounce - 2.50 mm
Mintage Limit 1,500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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