New coin in popular and sought-after series. 999 proof , diameter – 65 mm. Real mother of pearl inlay with finest relief. Worldwide mintage – only 888 pieces! This precious piece is struck from 5 oz silver 999 in proof quality and dedicated to the ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Issued as part of the successful lunar series enriched with mother of pearl, this 2016 Year of the Monkey coin will be an amazing lucky talisman in your collection! The worldwide mintage is limited to 888 pieces. Represented on the obverse of this f coin, there is the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. The inscriptions indicating the Queen’s name, the issuing year and the name of the issuing country can be seen along the rim of the coin. The reverse of this Cook Islands coins is truly stunning and features the refined and intricate depiction of a monkey family highlighted by genuine Mother of Pearl. According to the ancient Chinese zodiac, human character is interpreted not by the month, but rather by the lunar year of birth. The Chinese believe that people born in the year of the monkey are astute, intelligent and flexible which enables them to solve problems with ease. Along the rim of the coin, there are the legends denoting its name and face value. This mother of pearl monkey coin comes housed within a beautiful packaging with a numbered CoA – a beautiful gift for someone born in 2016 or any other Monkey year! The item “Year of the Monkey Mother of Pearl 5 oz Silver Coin $25 Cook Islands 2016″ is in sale since Sunday, March 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “all-silvercoins_com” and is located in USA. This item can be shipped worldwide.