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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Year of the Monkey - Monkey King

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 45.60 mm
Thickness 2.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Monkey - Monkey King

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
Elizabeth II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1oz 999 SILVER 2016 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Coloured image of the Monkey King on a chair against a backdrop of mountains and clouds, with two young monkeys

Lettering:
P
Year of the Monkey

Engraver: Song Jian

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Monkey King is brought to life in brilliant colour on this silver bullion coin. The legend of the Monkey King, Sun Wu Kong, is told in the Chinese novel Journey to the West. He is bold, daring, mischievous and rebellious.

Journey to the West is based on the monk Xuan Zang’s journey to India to retrieve Buddhist scriptures and follows the adventures, conflicts, and triumphs he has with the Monkey King and other pilgrims.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious, and adventurous.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 P MS-BU

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