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Australia 2016-P Year of the Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac 4-Coin Dollar Type Set Typeset $1 Pure Silver Proof with Color and 24-Karat Gold Plating

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Collect the COMPLETE Year of the Monkey 1 troy ounce pure silver dollar type set collection in one fell swoop with this elegant, low-mintage, 4-coin typeset!!

The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful coins in a one-shot package, all featuring impressive technology and all struck in pure silver! These coins are huge - at 45.10 mm in diameter they are nearly 2 inches across! What's more, this set comprises a complete collection of Year of the Monkey one troy ounce pure silver dollars, featuring all four different finishes! Best of all, the mintage is limited to only 1,500 complete sets worldwide! At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value (and a great investment!). Always sells quickly - get yours now!

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Release Note - Please note that this Year of the Monkey Silver Dollar with Color in this set is NOT the same coin as the Monkey Proof Silver Dollar with Color. This is a different coin: it features a reverse proof finish.

The four coins of the 2016 Year of the Monkey Silver Type SetFour Different Coin Types
Each coin presents a different style of finish, for a collection of beautiful and bountiful variety. 

•  Specimen Bullion Finish - The mirrored design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background). We would refer to this as a "Reverse Proof" or "Reverse Proof-Like" finish.
•  Proof Finish - The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in varying degrees of frosty white cameo relief.
•  Gilded Finish - The Gilded coin features a reverse proof finish like the Specimen Bullion coin, but the main elements of the design are highlighted in luxurious, 24-karat gold plating.
•  Color Finish - Features a reverse proof frosted background, with the main animals completely rendered in gorgeous full color.


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The four coin Monkey Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set in box
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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 Perth Mint Annual Lunar Animal 4-Coin Complete Typeset represents a tremendous value, and always sells out (and sells out quickly)! Then they go up in value! Don't delay, get yours today!

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Technology Note - Color
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Technology Note - Gold-Plating
The Perth Mint of Australia has developed a proprietary selective gold plating process that is among the most advanced in the world, resulting not only in aesthetic beauty but also technical precision. This reverse proof silver dollar features selective gold plating on the obverse, dramatically highlighting the animals in pure gold!

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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 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 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend 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 4 Dollars (4 x One Dollar)
Weight 124.54 g (4 x 31.135 g)
Diameter 45.10 mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   2.60 mm
Mintage Limit    1,500 sets
   
Finish Reverse Proof (Specimen or Bullion),
Proof, Gilded, Reverse Proof with Color
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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