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Australia 2016-P Year of the Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac $100 1 Troy Ounce .9999 Pure Gold Proof with Color GX

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Celebrate the clever and ingenious Year of the Monkey in 2016 with this charming vignette of a monkey sitting on the branch of a peach tree on this proof finish, one troy ounce pure gold coin with a low mintage limit and full, vibrant color - a beautiful, investment grade way to own .9999 fine gold!

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 creative and intelligent animal is made all the more desirable by the Perth Mint's execution in 4 9s pure gold, artistically rendered in a proof finish with cameo frosted devices and mirrored fields. Even better is the price! Leave it to the Perth Mint to make the luxury of a .9999 fine gold proof an excellent investment!

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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

This artistically-rendered beauty contains a full one full troy ounce of four nines (.9999) pure gold. Its weight represents a most popular fractional size of gold - small enough to be economical for any collector, but large enough to contain a significant amount of gold. If all this weren't enough to recommend this golden gem, consider the strict  mintage limit of only 5,000 - tiny by any standards, but all the more so considering its affordability.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this affordable gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other gold coins to shame!


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Monkey Gold Proof in boxObverse
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
The reverse 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 legend 1 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is 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 100 Dollars
Weight 31.112 g
Diameter 39.34 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     2.50 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000 in single packaging
   
Finish Proof with Color
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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