Australia 2004 200 dollars
This specimen was lot 12011 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. 200 Dollars, 2004. Lunar Series, Year of the Monkey. PCGS MS-70. The only example of this type with a perfect 70 grade from either PCGS or NGC." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering in the hundreds of types.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 62.21 g, 0.999 gold, 2 oz AGW, 41.1 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-B44; KM-717.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.