The year 2015 is the Lunar Year of the Goat in the Chinese Zodiac, and to celebrate, the Perth Mint has released its Lunar Series II coins featuring a brand new design. The 2015 1 Kilo Silver Australian Goat is the largest coin in the Lunar Series II and has an intricately designed family of goats grazing on the back of the coin. Each coin contains 1 kilogram (~32.15 troy ounces) of .999 fine silver.
- There were only 13,965 coins struck in this weight for 2015!
- Part of the eighth annual release of Lunar Series II coins.
- Honors the Year of the Goat on the Zodiac!
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of one kilogram, or 32.15 troy ounces, of .999 fine silver.
- Features the latest Year of the Goat design from the Perth Mint.
- Available with a Brilliant Uncirculated grade.
- Earned legal tender status courtesy of the Currency Act of 1965.
The goat is the eighth animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and represents people born in the years 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. Individuals born during the Year of the Goat are thought to be artistic, elegant, shy, and calm. The Perth Mint celebrates those individuals with a newly designed 2015 1 Kilo Silver Australian Goat coin.
Natasha Muhl created the image used on this year’s 1 kilo coin. Her image includes a family of three goats grazing in a field. One goat is seen with its head down, grazing in the grass. The other two have their head’s raised with vigilant eyes looking out across their natural habitat. Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the other side of the coin.
On the reverse of the coin, investors will find Muhl’s image of the goat family, complete with the intricately designed long hair that can be so difficult to master on minted coins. Included in the image is the Chinese symbol for “goat,” as well as the phrase “Year of the Goat.” On the obverse side, Rank-Broadley’s portrait is featured in the center with the words “Elizabeth II, Australia” above the image, and the weight, purity, mint year, and face value of the coin stamped below.
When Great Britain discovered gold in its Australian colony, the Royal Mint of London opened a total of three mints on the continent to process, refine, and produce gold bullion and coinage. Today, the Perth Mint is the only remaining mint from that system and is responsible for printing circulation coinage and commemorative coins for the Government of Australia. Among the mint’s most popular coin series today is the Lunar Series which was introduced 1996.
All purchases of the Australian Silver Year of the Goat Lunar Coin will be mailed out discreetly, quickly and fully insured. As a further measure, all items will include full tracking while en route. Should you have any questions about the 2015 1 Kilo Silver Australian Goat Coins or our other products, we encourage you to call Silver.com at 1-888-989-7223. Our staff can also be reached through live chat or by filling out the form located on our contact page.