The Chinese lunar zodiac coin series has been one of the most popular series ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, with several coins in the first series appreciating significantly in the secondary market. The coin weighs just under one ounce of pure .9999 fine silver with a mintage limited to 18,888 pieces worldwide. As pure silver coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is GST/HST exempt.
This 2016 $15 proof coin is double struck with a frosted cameo finish, the highest quality produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The unique scalloped shape is reminiscent of a lotus flower.
The Monkey design on this coin captures true essence of the Monkey personality. Resembling humankind, the Monkey is supremely intelligent and charismatic, with boundless agility. Even when you realize the Monkey has tricked you, your fondness and admiration will endure. The Monkey is witty and charming; he will win your heart and keep it forever.
Year of the Monkey:
The year 2016 is ruled by the Monkey as is 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004. The Monkey is highly social; the ultimate inventor, motivator and schemer.