I've been on a 1/10 ounce fractional gold coin buying spree!
Just yesterday I purchased a beautiful 1/10 Oz 2009 Gold Panda.
A few months ago, I picked up a beautiful 2008 1/10 Ounce Gold American Eagle.
Today, I'm trilled to be reviewing my beautiful 2004 Gold Monkey Australian Lunar Series Coin. Not only am I excited
about this article because I'm obsessed with tenth ounce fractional gold coins, but also because I'm a huge fan of the
Australian Lunar Series and now finally own my first coin from that series!
Buying Gold Coins From The Australian Lunar Series
The Australian Lunar Series coins are amazing. The animal displayed on the reverse of each Lunar Series coin corresponds
to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. These awesome coins are produced by The Perth Mint
in Western Australia, one of the most recognized gold mints in the world. Coins in the Australian Lunar Series are very
popular amongst gold bullion coin investors and collectors for several reasons. First, the coins are absolutely beautiful
and exquisite - the Perth Mint is well recognized as one of the best gold mints out there. Second, the reverse of the coins
changes each year with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. This makes the coins highly collectible and popular amongst collectors
who enjoy diversity in their gold coin portfolio. The first lunar series spanned the years 1996 - 2007. Now, the Perth Mint
is on the second Lunar Series. Third, the coins come in many sizes including some non-standard sizes such as two ounces
and even one kilo! I'm all about diversity and one day hope to own one of the huge 2 ounce gold coins, although I'm very
happy with my 1/10 ounce gold monkey for now! An interesting fact: The Perth Mint is also the only government-backed gold
storage facility. Outside the scope of this article, but you can buy "Perth Mint Certificates" where they will
store your gold for you in their vaults. How cool is that!
My Gold Australian Monkey Came In A Hard Plastic Case
As you can see from the image above and to the right, my Gold Australian Monkey comes in a nice hard plastic case.
This is a good thing considering this coin is 24 karat gold bullion. 24 Karat gold can scratch and dent easily and needs to
be protected. Most 24 karat gold coins come in soft plastic sleeves, as you can see from the
images of my 1/10 Oz Gold Chinese Panda. It's really nice that
this coin comes in a hard plastic case which provides added protection. One very important note: The coin moves around a bit
within the hard plastic case. As I move the case, I can actually hear the coin hitting the plastic. This cannot be a great
thing for the coin over the long run. My advice to you is to be careful even though it's in a plastic case. 24 Kart gold is
soft. Despite being in a plastic case, be careful with you Australian Gold Lunar Series coin, whether it's a 1/10 ounce one
like mine or a one ounce coin!
Australian Lunar Series - The Perfect Tenth Ounce Gold Coin To Hoard
I really like tenth ounce gold coins. All of the gold coins I have purchased over the past six months happen to be 1/10 ounce
gold coins! It's fun buying tenth ounce gold coins for many reasons. First, they're accessible. I paid $150 for this coin. This
is a lot cheaper than shelling out $1,000 or more for a 1 oz gold coin with the current
price of gold hitting $970 plus. Let's face it, if you're a smaller
budget coin investor like myself, $150 is a much cheaper price point. (As a side note, do I think $150 is worth it for this coin?
Probably not. I overpaid a bit, but really wanted the coin. I have been interested in writing an article about the Lunar
Series for quite some time, but didn't feel right until I actually owned one of the coins! Thus, I went for it. If you're buying
this coin yourself, I would try to bargain for a better price. At the same time, this is a "premium" coin and will
tend to run a little more because of it's collectible factor.) Second, I like 1/10 gold bullion coins because they are small and
easy to hide. I'm a big fan of hiding a few gold coins
(not too many though) and this is really easy to do with tenth ounce coins. Third, I like diversifying within my gold collection.
It's easy and fun to own a variety of 1/10 ounce gold coins and enjoy building out a varied collection of coins. Even within the
Australian Lunar Series, there are so many different coins to collect. That adds a lot of fun to the mix! While this is just my
first coin from the Australian Lunar Series, I'm looking forward to starting a collection and buying more of them over the years.
I will definitely post pictures as I buy more. Like what you see? I highly recommend also checking out my brand new article about
my amazing 24 karat Gold Isle of Man Cat Coin. This
is another neat gold coin series that is a ton of fun to collect!
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