2016 China 1-oz Silver Year of the Monkey Proof

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Let One of These Fire Monkeys Light Up Your Collection

Here’s some monkey business you’ll actually enjoy being a part of! It’s China’s 2016 Year of the Monkey Silver Proof, a magnificently struck coin that celebrates everything monkey. What makes this coin even more auspicious is that it celebrates the Fire Monkey – the most passionate and energetic of all Monkey types in the Chinese lunar calendar!

Struck by the world-renowned China Mint in a full ounce of 99.9% silver, this engaging legal-tender coin depicts not one, but two monkeys. One is engraved in detail so realistic you’ll think the little fellow is about to leap off his branch and straight into your arms. In the background is a stylized decorative monkey. At the bottom of the coin is the 10 Yuan denomination and the Chinese symbol for Fire Monkey.

Fire Monkey? You Bet! There are five types of Monkeys in the Chinese zodiac; Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. They rotate with each type occurring once every 60 years, meaning that if you were born in 1956 and have a grandchild that was born in 2016, you’re both Fire Monkeys! It’s a unique bond that only a few people ever share! Overall, people born under the Year of the Monkey are generally considered to be astute, intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious, adventurous and flexible – traits which enable them to solve problems with ease. Bedsides 1956 and 2016, other Monkey years include 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004.

Your 2016 China One-Ounce Silver Year of the Monkey Coin will come in gorgeous Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. While the edition limit of 200,000 for this coin seems robust, remember that China has become a nation of collectors and few of these coins see the light of day outside of Asia. Plus, it’s only a fraction of the mintage of the 2016 30-gram silver Panda that has a mintage of 8 million! Don’t monkey around, add one of these charming coins to your collection today!

  • CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY – An engaging monkey-themed design is showcased on this impressive coin struck by the China Mint. The coin’s obverse displays China’s national emblem with fish and lotus flowers flowing along the rim of the coin to symbolize annual abundance.
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each 2016 China Year of the Monkey Proof was struck in one ounce of highly pure 99.9% silver.
  • LEGAL TENDER IN CHINA – These 2016 China One-Ounce Silver Year of the Monkey Proofs are 10 Yuan legal tender in the People’s Republic of China.
  • GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2016 China One-Ounce Silver Year of the Monkey Coin come sin gorgeous Proof condition with beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
  • LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide edition for this one-ounce silver proof was set at 200,000 with many of these coins staying in the Asian market.

You know, it may be possible that you really ARE a monkey’s uncle if you have a nephew or niece born during the Year of the Monkey. If so, why not give them the gift of a monkey coin that is both a thoughtful and lasting keepsake that they will treasure for many years to come. Order one today!

Year of Issue 2016
Country China
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Denomination 10.00
Currency Type Yuan
Mint Name China Mint
Coin Weight 31.1 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 40mm