1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Monkey (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Monkey (2016)

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$98.88 CAD
Mintage: 18,888
Canada and US only

Your coin comes in an attractive Asian-inspired case! Order today!

The year 2016 is ruled by the Monkey, the Chinese zodiac animal that most closely resembles humans. The Monkey personality is supremely intelligent and charismatic, with boundless agility. He is highly social—the ultimate inventor, motivator and schemer. 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 forever!

Celebrate the charismatic monkey! A perfect gift for someone born in the years 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004, and newborns arriving in 2016! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • Your coin is part of our popular Lunar series featuring coins of the Chinese zodiac; 7th coin in this series of 12 coins.
  • Your coin is encapsulated and housed in a silver satin-like covered case with a custom red sleeve!
  • Crafted in the Royal Canadian Mint's exceptional 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful proof finish; the coin features a monkey design over a mirror background.
  • A beautiful addition to your Chinese zodiac-themed collection.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About the Design:

Canadian artist Aries Cheung's design captures the true essence of the animal's character.


Your coin is encapsulated and housed in a silver satin-like covered case with a custom red sleeve.

Order your coin today!


monkey and peaches


I liked the peach that the monkey is holding. When the GOLD coin was available for viewing that is when I read about the wild monkeys like peaches


Montreal, Canada


Good image and excellent service by the Canadian Mint


This coin had the complete image of the monkey, and detail is good. It is a birthday gift for this year! Excellent service from the Mint


Montreal, Qc. Canada


Fire Monkey Year


Gift for grandson born this year. Glad it's not "Monkey King" Full monkey body is good and the monkey is holding the fruit.

So Fire Monkey

Markham, ON


great qaulity and fast delivery


Gift for my daughter born in the year of monkey


Richmond hill, Ontario


Nice coin!


It is a coin, free of "jewels" and just plain silver, free of "colorization".

The Dog Whisperer

Ventura, CA USA


Great Coin


The coin is a gift for my friend who is expecting!

king fred



Beautifull coin


Beautiful coin for a kids born the year of the monkey.


Quebec, Canada


Cutest design in this series by far.


I bought this for a friend who was born in the year of monkey.


Tempe, AZ


One of the most beautiful lunar coins (and series)


Excellent illustration and concept Well done


toronto, ontario

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Monkey (2016)

4.4 9


Can I spend it in a store? Will a bank give me $25 for it?


Hi Robert, All coins manufactured by the Mint are legal tender. However, unlike Canadian circulation coins, collector coins are non-circulating legal tender (NCLT). As such, these coins are not intended for daily commercial transactions and accepting them as payment or for redemption is at the discretion of businesses and financial institutions. The Mint has a process in place to reimburse financial institutions the face value of redeemed NCLT coins, once they have accepted them from a customer and returned them to the Mint. In the event a bank branch is unaware of this procedure, customers are advised to contact the Mint with the coordinates of the bank branch, which will take steps to inform the branch of the redemption process. As collector coins can only be redeemed at face value by businesses and financial institutions willing to accept them, it is recommended that individuals wishing to sell a collector coin first consult with a coin dealer, who is more likely to offer a price above face value.


Going to order this one but we had a great grandbaby born last year would we be able to get something with 2015 on it


Hi Bill, Congratulations on your new great grandbaby! All of our 2015 Chinese lunar products(Year of the Sheep) are off sale now. However any of our authorized coin dealers may have some. Here's the link to our dealer locator page;


Is this coin still available? Can I call in to order it? Any GST or PST on this coin?


Thank you for your question. This coin is available for sale through our call centre, web site and retail locations. It is GST/HST exempt as it is pure silver.

Hi I would like to order the monkey coin can you please tell me how? Angela J. Passer


Hi Angela, Although we do not have any more of this coin to sell online, any of our authorized coin dealers may have some. Here's the link to our dealer locator page;


In the description it says "Awaiting Stock", can I get a notification when it is available to purchase online?


Hi Aaron, Yes, we generally notify people via email and our mobile app when a coin is back in stock. If you're not signed up to receive emails you can do so by entering your email address in the email sign-up box (and clicking "OK") located at the top of bottom of most of the web pages on Links to download our app (via the Apple app store or Google Play) are at the bottom of most web pages too.


Can the coin be removed from the plastic case surrounding it.

the framer

Hi the framer, Yes, coins can be removed from their plastic capsules, but we recommend not removing them from the capsules, so they don't get dust, lint and/or finger prints on them.


Can I order this coin online?


Hi Joanne - you can order online. Click the red add to cart button to proceed.



  • No.142479
  • Mintage18,888
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value15 dollars
  • ArtistAries Cheung (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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