Gold coin investors will be delighted with the 2004 Gold Monkeys gold investment bullion Lunar coin , the ninth coin in The Perth Mint’s 12-coin Lunar Series. Like all the 1-oz gold coins of the Lunar Series, production of the 1-oz Gold Monkeys gold investment bullion Lunar coin will be capped at 30,000 coins. All the gold coins in the Lunar Series are minted of .9999 fine gold, and each coin comes individually encapsulated in plastic protective capsules.
Although the Lunar Series gold coins are marketed to collectors, the coins sell at only a few dollars over the prices of popular gold bullion coins, which have little to no chance of achieving collector premiums. Long-term gold bullion investors should add Lunar Series gold coins to their portfolios while the coins are available at bullion coin price.
In active coin markets, which are usually brought on by rising precious metals prices, fears of economic instability, falling stock markets, and declining currency values, limited edition 1-oz gold coins often have achieved significant premiums in the secondary market. The 2000 Dragon gold investment bullion Lunar coin, the first coin in the Lunar Series to reach its production cap of 30,000 coins, sold out in 2002 and by 2004 carried a $150 premium.
In October 2004, the year 2002 1-oz Gold Horses became the second coin in the Series to sell out. Gold Horses immediately picked up small premiums. CMIGS believes all the 1-oz gold coins in the Series stand a good chance of selling out and picking up big collector premiums in the secondary market.
Other Monkey years include 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, and 1908.