Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint are widely accepted as the most popular lunar-themed precious metal coins. The Perth Mint introduced the lunar concept in 1996, and continues the tradition today with its Lunar Series II program. Today you’ll find the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat coin available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition on Silver.com.
- Limited issue of 50,000 coins from the Perth Mint!
- Ships to you in a presentation box and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Features a 24-karat gold finish on the reverse.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the federal government of Australia.
- Bears a Year of the Monkey design for 2016.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar has 12 animals that represent different years of birth on the 12-year cycle. The origins of the Zodiac come from the Jade Emperor’s call for the animals of the world to meet him. Only 12 animals responded, and the order of their arrival to the meeting dictated their placement on the Zodiac.
2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat Coins are the eighth coins released in the Lunar Series II program, and these particular products feature a unique 24-karat gold gilded finish on the reverse. The gilded finish is limited to the goats on the reverse face of the coin.
Each of these coins is available from Silver.com in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. A BU coin has no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, but also features breaks in luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the 2015 Year of the Goat design, which includes three goats in a family standing together. While one grazes, the other two have their heads up and watching for danger. The obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Australia’s Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in the country. Founded by the British as part of the Royal Mint system in 1898, it is now the oldest facility in the country after the closing of the Melbourne and Sydney Mint facilities in the Royal Mint system.
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