2015 is the Year of the Goat in the Chinese Zodiac, and the Perth Mint is celebrating it with the release of an all-new design on the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat Coins. Today, you can buy this coin from Silver.com with an MS70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. All 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat Coins with this grade are considered perfect and have no blemishes or marks on their surface. Each coin is struck by the Perth Mint and contains one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver.
- There are just 1,142 coins available in this condition!
- Eighth coin from the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Consists of one troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Bears the Year of the Goat design from the Perth Mint.
- Sovereign coin of Australia under the Currency Act of 1965.
The Chinese Zodiac has 12 animals in total. According to China’s ancient history, Buddha invited the animals of the world to a meeting. Only 12 animals showed up, and Buddha rewarded them with a place in the Chinese Zodiac. The goat is the eighth animal in the calendar, and those born under the sign of the goat are considered sympathetic, elegant, and shy. Those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015 fall under the sign of the goat. The 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat Coin is part of the Perth Mint’s Second Lunar Coin series.
On the reverse side of the coin is an all-new design from Natasha Muhl. The image features a family of goats grazing in their natural habitat. An engraving of the Chinese symbol for goat is featured above the family of goats, while the phrase “Year of the Goat” is engraved below the image.
The obverse side of the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat coin bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This side includes multiple engravings, such as “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and the weight, metal content, purity, year of minting, and face value of the coin.
2015 1 oz Silver Australian Goat coins are minted by the Perth Mint. Once a part of the Royal Mint system in Australia, the Perth Mint is the nation’s oldest operating facility following the closure of the Sydney and Melbourne branches of the old Royal Mint system. The MS70 grade on these coins means that the NGC has certified them as perfectly minted, with sharp strikes and no blemishes.
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