With the Year of the Horse coming to an end, the Perth Mint is releasing the new year’s Lunar Series 2 gold and silver coins for the Year of the Goat. The Perth Mint of Australia has released a number of gold and silver bullion coins to commemorate the Year of the Goat, including the 2015 1/4 oz Gold Australian Goat Coins. Unlike past mintage, this year’s gold and silver coins feature separate images. For the Gold Australian Goat coins, the reverse depicts a lone goat standing atop mountainous terrain.
Australia’s Perth Mint has begun production on a full lineup of Year of the Goat coins, minted in both silver and gold. The goat is the eighth of 12 animals on the Chinese Zodiac, and represents those with birthdates in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. Those people born under the goat are considered elegant, charming, artistic, gifted, and calm.
The main image on the 2015 1/4 oz Gold Australian Goat features a lone, adult goat standing on a rocky cliff ledge. Behind his figure is the outline of mountainous terrain. The goat itself stands with its head raised in vigilance, looking off into the distance. Included on this side of the coin is the Perth Mint’s mark, a simple “P.” Below the image is the phrase “Year of the Goat.”
On the other side of the coin, Ian Rank-Broadley’s famous portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is featured along with information about the coin. The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by the words “Elizabeth II, Australia” on top, and the weight, purity, mint year, and face value of the coin on the bottom.
The Perth Mint is the last remaining from the Royal Mint of London system established in the 19th century. As gold was discovered on the Australian continent, Great Britain saw a need for more facilities to process the gold into coinage and other bullion. The Perth Mint was completed in 1899, making it the third facility completed after the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint.
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