After the infamous stock market "bubble" debacle in early 2000 wiped out trillions of dollars of investor equity, the major stock indices have failed to return to anywhere close to their previous highs. Gold and silver prices, on the other hand, have increased dramatically - more than 40% - during that same time period. Which means precious metals can produce impressive investment returns even when returns from stock, bond and other paper investments decline in value or evaporate completely. The Monex Atlas Account, a way to purchase precious metals using up to 5-to-1 investment leverage, can be a powerful short-term trading vehicle during periods of rapidly changing precious metals prices. And many financial experts have predicted and continue to forecast rising gold, silver and platinum prices in the months and years ahead.In today's world of fiat currencies, to buy gold coins still answers the need for sound money, as it has for thousands of years. Bullion coins have a proven ability to protect wealth and preserve one's purchasing power, and gold coins offer divisible size and are universally acceptable in a recognizable form. This makes the purchase of gold coins and the selling of gold coin convenient through reputable coin dealers. Monex is America's premier coin dealer because of its sizable buy-and-sell bullion and coin market. Billions of dollars in transaction volume is proof that Monex offers competitive gold coin prices, making Monex the preferred source for the purchase of coins. Whether it be for investing in pure 24k gold Vienna Philharmonic, American Buffalo, or Canadian Maple Leaf coins, or other monetary bullion coins like the Krugerrand or the US American Eagle, buying gold coins is a convenient method for wealth protection and profit potential.