Nov 092015
 

Who was born in the year of the monkey; what are their likely personality traits; when does the monkey year officially start? Check out our quick guide for answers and then see how the Australian Lunar – 2016 Year of the Monkey gold and silver coin program is progressing.

THE LUNAR YEAR OF THE MONKEY

  • Chinese character for monkey: hóu 猴
  • The monkey ranks as the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
  • People ruled by the Chinese lunar monkey are born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016.
  • The next year of the monkey starts on 8 February 2016 and ends on 27 January 2017.
  • Monkey personalities are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious and adventurous.
  • Lucky colours associated with those born in the year of the monkey are blue, white and gold.
  • Lucky numbers for monkeys are considered to be 1, 7 and 8.
  • Famous people born in the Year of the Monkey include Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Tom Hanks (1956), and Will Smith (1968).

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2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY COIN GUIDE

The Australian Lunar was the world’s first major coin program depicting animal characters from the ancient Chinese Lunar calendar. Currently in their second series, the internationally renowned coins offer a comprehensive line up of gold and silver releases for collectors, gift buyers and investors.

11-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Silver-Proof-StraightOn-LowRes 1 kg, 1oz, 1/2oz Silver Proof Coins
(see the bullion versions here)
02-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Gold-Proof-StraightOn-LowRes 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz Gold Proof Coins
(see the bullion versions here)
02-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Silver-Coloured-Proof-StraightOn-LowRes 1oz, 1/2oz Silver Proof Coloured Editions
02-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Gold-Coloured-Proof-StraightOn-LowRes 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz Gold Proof Coloured Editions
11-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Typeset-1oz-InCase-LowRes 1oz Silver Typeset Collection
02-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Silver-1oz-HighRelief-Proof-StraightOn-LowRes 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
02-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Silver-1oz-Gilded-StraightOn-LowRes 1oz Silver Gilded Edition Coin
Coming
soon
1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
Coming
soon
1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Edition
Coming
soon
2oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin

 

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  2 Responses to “FACT FILE – Year of the Monkey”

  1. Hi where can i buy the silver gold ring edition in Europe?

     

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