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2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Plated Medallion

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According to the Chinese zodiac, 8 February 2016 ushered in a brand new year, when we said goodbye to the Year of the Sheep and greeted the Year of the Monkey. To celebrate the Chinese New Year festivities in New Zealand, China and around the world, New Zealand Post created this gold-plated medallion, commemorating the Year of the Monkey.


  • Gold-plated, 50mm diameter medallion
  • Only 999 available worldwide
  • A great gift for someone born in the Year of the Monkey.


For the first time, New Zealand Post commemorated Chinese New Year with a stunning gold plated, proof finish medallion. The medallion featured the ancient pictographic character for ‘monkey’ on one side, and a monkey hanging from a silver fern frond on the other side.

This collectable medallion was limited to only 999 worldwide and came with an individually numbered certificate that explained the significance of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar. It was presented in a specially designed case and made a beautiful gift for anyone born in the Year of the Monkey.

Check out the full range of medallions here.

Composition: Copper & zinc alloy with gold plating
Diameter: 50mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Design: Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and monkey hanging from a silver fern frond
Designed by: Asiaworks, Auckland, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 999