2016 Lunar Year of The Monkey 1oz Silver Proof Coin


Coin Specifications

Max Mintage 8,000
Finish Proof
Year 2016
Denomination 20 Patacas
Country Macau
Primary Material Silver .999
Primary Material Weight 1oz
Coin Dimensions (mm) 40.70

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Unveil the Charm of the 2016 Lunar Monkey Silver Proof Coin

Dive into the heart of Chinese mythology with the enchanting 2016 Lunar Year of The Monkey 1oz Silver Proof Coin, a prestigious issue by the Monetary Authority of Macau. This coin, the ninth instalment of the acclaimed Macau Lunar coin collection spanning from 2008 to 2019, is a masterpiece exclusively minted and marketed by The Singapore Mint. It embodies the essence of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, merging traditional symbolism with numismatic excellence.

Captivating Design with Deep Cultural Significance

The coin’s obverse is a celebration of wisdom and prosperity, showcasing a clever monkey clutching a heavenly peach. This imagery is nestled amidst a cascade of peach blossoms, symbolising renewal and eternal youth. In Chinese culture, the heavenly peach is a rare treasure, ripening once every several thousand years, offering immortality to those fortunate enough to consume it. This symbol, intertwined with the monkey, represents not only longevity but also wealth, abundance, and the ushering in of good fortune for the year ahead. The intricate design hints at a year filled with health, prosperity, and success in both personal and professional spheres.

Premium Craftsmanship and Coin Specifications

Crafted with precision, this silver proof coin boasts a fineness of .999, ensuring it is of the highest purity. Weighing in at 31.1g (1oz) and with a diameter of 40.7mm, the coin presents itself as a substantial piece of numismatic art. The face value of 20 Patacas reflects its legal tender status in Macau. Each coin is struck to proof quality, highlighting the meticulous attention to detail and the high standard of minting. With a limited mintage of only 8,000 pieces, this coin is a coveted addition to any collection. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and a presentation case, making it an ideal gift for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

A Treasure of Luck and Longevity

The 2016 Lunar Year of The Monkey 1oz Silver Proof Coin is more than a collectable; it’s a vessel of cultural heritage and a beacon of good luck. Its rich symbolism and exquisite design make it a must-have for those who appreciate the deeper meanings behind their collections. Whether as an addition to your lunar series or as a standalone piece, this coin is bound to be a conversation starter, imbued with stories of mythology, culture, and the promise of good fortune.

Seize the opportunity to own a piece of this limited edition series. Let the 2016 Lunar Monkey silver coin bring a touch of immortality, abundance, and prosperity into your life and collection. This is not just an investment in silver but an investment in a legacy of wealth and well-being.

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