This 1 kg. Perth Mint Lunar Year silver coin series is ideal for a memorable gift giving. Due to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie, Perth Mint, the Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint was opened in 1899. Showcasing Australia’s icons in the form of bullion and collectible legal tender coins, bars and medallions each year, Perth Mint is also producing exquisite jewelleries and giftware to be grabbed.Verified by a certified assayer, the bullions are presented in a sealed protective assay package. The Chinese Zodiac is an ancient scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year mathematical cycle. This Perth Mint Lunar Year Monkey is made from 1 kg. of 999.9 pure silver.The obverse side of the bar features the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the monetary denomination, while the reverse side of the bar showcases the monkey with the Chinese character for “monkey” and the inscription of the “Year of the Monkey”, along with the Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark. This Perth Mint's highly popular series of Lunar Calendar coins in pure silver celebrates the tradition of gift of good fortune giving with unexpected designs that delight and captivate, front-to-back, hence an ideal way of buying silver as gift giving, investment or even to be kept as collectibles.