The 2015 1/2 oz Silver Australian Goat Coins are being offered as part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II. Each of these coins contain .5 troy ounces of 99.9% pure silver. With a brand new design commemorating the Lunar Year of the Goat, the coins are sure to become popular among collectors and investors and can even make great gifts to commemorate those born in the Year of the Goat.
- Mintage of 112,476 for global distribution.
- Eighth release in the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint!
- Commemorates the Year of the Horse!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Bears the one-time Year of the Goat design by the Perth Mint.
- Brilliant Uncirculated grade bestowed upon this coin.
- Considered legal tender courtesy of the Currency Act of 1965.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015 fall into the Year of the Goat. Unlike the traditional calendar in which a year starts on January 1st, the Lunar year usually starts in February or late January. Those born in a goat year are said to be clever, kind hearted and polite but also shy and pessimistic.
The 2015 1/2 oz Silver Australian Year of the Goat Coin features an all new design created by Natasha Muhl which reveals three goats grazing in a field. Two adult goats are stopped and staring ahead cautiously while the young goat has his head down feeding on the grass. Above the adult goat is the Chinese symbol for “goat” with the P mintmark stamped to the left. Underneath the family of goats is the marking for “Year of the Goat.”
The coin’s obverse shows the classic design of a young Queen Elizabeth II as created by Ian Rank-Broadley. In his portrait of her majesty, Rank-Broadley depicts the queen turned in profile wearing her tiara. The queens name and country are listed above to the left and right respectively. To the bottom left of the queen, etchings for the coin’s weight and metal fineness are listed followed by the year and face value.
As the oldest standing mint in Australia, the Perth Mint is known for its minting achievements and advanced technology. As is further supported by the Lunar Series, the mint is recognized worldwide for their stunning precious metal coins like those in the Lunar Series. Minted with artistic design elements and 99.9% pure silver, the 2015 1/2 oz Silver Australian Goat Coins are available in their mint-sealed packaging. Should you require any further assistance, feel free to reach out to one of our customer support agents at 1-888-989-7223.