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Description

This limited mintage, unique bullion release features a full colour design of the mythical Monkey King!

For 2016, the Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Coins celebrated the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

These superb quality releases are perfect for people born in "monkey" years - 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and in 2016 - who are regarded as clever, intelligent, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. Personality traits like gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life.

The reverse of each coin depicts the Monkey King and his battle staff. Mountain tops are visible in the foreground and background. The Chinese character for "monkey" and the inscription "Year of the Monkey" also appear in the design along with The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark, the year and weight. As well as appealing to gold coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar monkey.

Specifications
4248
AU
Perth Mint
Brilliant uncirculated
9999
AU
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II Australia 5 Dollars 1/20 oz 9999 Gold 2016"
Colourized Monkey King and the words "Year of the Monkey" and the Chinese symbol for "monkey"
2016
13.9
0.7
13.9 x 13.9 x 0.7
AUD 5
2016
0.0500

SKU

4248

Country

AU

Manufacturer

Perth Mint

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated

Purity

9999

Origin

AU

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II Australia 5 Dollars 1/20 oz 9999 Gold 2016"

Reverse

Colourized Monkey King and the words "Year of the Monkey" and the Chinese symbol for "monkey"

First Released

2016

Diameter (mm)

13.9

Average Thickness (mm)

0.7

Dimensions (mm)

13.9 x 13.9 x 0.7

Legal Tender

AUD 5

Year

2016

Metal Weight (ozt)

0.0500
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