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Australian Gold Lunar Coins


2004 Year of the Monkey

1/20 Troy Oz Unc

99.99% Gold


The 1/20th oz Perth Lunar Gold Case
Perth Mint Photo


The Perth Mint’s extremely popular gold Lunar coins depict the Chinese Lunar Calendar, offering 12 fascinating designs corresponding to each sign in the calendar’s 12-year cycle and are housed in an attractive display case.
The Lord Buddha summoned all the animals of the earth to come to him before he departed to his next life. Only twelve arrived to bid him farewell, and they were rewarded with a year named after them in the order that they arrived.
Something about Monkeys.
People born in the Year of the Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004) are typically cheerful, skillful and perceptive. They are said to be popular, talkative, confident and intelligent individuals, who love their freedom and manage their money well.
The Year of the monkey is said to be marked by increased commercial activity and interest in outdoor pursuits and physical exercise.

2004 Year of the Monkey Reverse

2004 Year of the Monkey Obverse
Mintage - (Issue Limit)
100,000
A bloody monkey is featured on the reverse design. The Chinese character for monkey is featured in the central frosted design area that contrasts beautifully against the polished background.
These coins are the only major legal tender, pure gold coins to change their design each year. This feature and their limited annual mintages give them potential for numismatic appreciation over time.
All coins are legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and bear an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse .


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Composition: 99.99% Gold
Gold Content: 0.050 oz
Denomination: $5
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 1.571 grams
Size: 16.10 mm
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100 Years of the Perth Mint


John McIlwraith & Anthea Harris
The History of Australian Coin Production at the Perth Mint

Goldcorp
1999
Perth Mint
310 Hay St
East Perth WA 6004

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