The year 2016 is ruled by the Monkey, the Chinese zodiac that most closely resembles humankind. 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 and keep it forever.
The Year of the Monkey also ruled 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004. However, people born in January or February should consult the Chinese lunar calendar. New Year does not automatically fall on January 1st. This celebration is better known as the Spring Festival and coincides with the first day of spring—a date that shifts from year to year depending upon the lunar cycle and solar year.
The perfect gift for someone born in the Year of the Monkey
• This specimen coin is crafted in 99.99% fine silver.
• A beautiful addition to your Chinese zodiac-themed collection.
• The Chinese character denotes the Year of the Monkey.
Design: Canadian artist Simon Ng has created a design that captures the true essence of the animal's character.
Packaging: The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.