2004 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

2004 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

Starting with the 2004 Year of the Monkey Gold Coins, the Perth Mint expanded the range of bullion offerings available. There would now be three different larger sizes offered without a mintage limit, and five different smaller sizes each carrying a defined maximum mintage. This would represent the ninth release within the Australian Lunar Series I.

The reverse design of the coin carries a charming depiction of a monkey adeptly walking along a tree branch. The Chinese character to Monkey appears above, with the “2004” date appearing in the right field. As with all releases of the series, the precious metal weight and fineness are indicated below the image. Pictured on the obverse is the mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, along with an inscription indicating the legal tender face value.

The date range for this Year of the Monkey ran from January 22, 2004 to February 8, 2005. Those born under the influence of this sign are viewed as clever, skillful, flexible, and inventive. They may be geniuses who excel within their chosen fields and have the ability to motivate others and get them on their side.

Bullion products with unlimited mintages included one kilo, ten ounce, and two ounce sized gold coins. Bullion products with limited mintages included one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce, and one-twentieth ounce sizes. This was the first year that the one-half ounce size was available.

Numismatic offerings remained the same as the previous year with a three coin proof set and two individual proof coin options.

Bullion Mintages

Denomination Weight Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
$3,000 1 kg Unlimited 195
$1,000 10 oz Unlimited 265
$200 2 oz Unlimited 1,470
$100 1 oz 30,000 16,868
$50 1/2 oz 40,000 4,228
$25 1/4 oz 60,000 7,284
$15 1/10 oz 80,000 14,060
$5 1/20 oz 100,000 15,898

Numismatic Mintages

Product Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
Three Coin Set (1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz) 3,000 999
Individual 1/4 oz Proof Coin 7,000 402
Individual 1/10 oz Proof Coin 7,000 967