Is it that time of the year already?
This new release coin follows the PAMP struck, Downies commissioned series of coins that started two years ago. See these posts for the previous releases:
They are impressive looking coins and this years release is no exception.
Introducing the 'Niue 2016 $8 Lunar Monkey Gold Plated 5oz Silver Proof Coin' (click any below images of the coin for a larger size).
Available to purchase from Downies this coin comes with the following description:
With the Lunar 5oz Series one of the world’s hottest programs, the 2016 $8 Lunar Monkey Gold-Plated 5oz Silver Proof is guaranteed to sell out at speed.
- Mintage restricted to a mere 500 coins – sell-out certain!
- Struck to Proof quality from FIVE OUNCES of 99.9% silver
- Measures 65mm – and features precise selective gold-plating!
- Set in a timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Features individual edge-numbering
Interesting that Downies has gone with the monkey and peach theme, which is the way Perth Mint appears to be going given their description of upcoming lunar coin releases as linked below. Peaches (in Chinese mythology) are a symbol of immortality or a long life.
As usual I will be following the coming years lunar coin releases closely, so be sure to subscribe or favourite this site ready for the truckload of coins that are about to be released into the end of the year!
See here for the previously covered description of forthcoming Perth Mint 2016 lunar coins:
Perth Mint is still offering various premium Year of the Goat coins (and earlier years) which you can view here.
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