The New Zealand Mint is one of the leading facilities in the world when it comes to production of high quality bullion and proof coins featuring animals from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Following in the footsteps of Australia’s Perth Mint, the New Zealand Mint has produced numerous Zodiac coins that have proven popular with investors and collectors. Today, a 2015 1 oz New Zealand Goat Silver Coin is available from Silver.com.
- Exceptionally low availability: Just 80 coins currently in this grade and release!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (Niue) by the New Zealand Mint.
- Graded a near-perfect coin by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Part of the Early Release Series.
- Available with an NGC plastic slab for protection.
Each of the coins in this product listing is available to you today with a near-perfect MS69 grade. Coins in this condition have their full, original luster, and no more than two minor detracting flaws, contact marks, blemishes, or hairlines. These flaws are not located within the primary focal areas of the coin.
Additionally, each one of these coins is part of the Early Release Series from the New Zealand Mint. This means that each one was received by the NGC during the first 30 days of the production cycle in 2015.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of three goats at the peak of a hill. Engravings on this side include the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity, the Chinese symbol for goat, and the phrase “2015 Year of the Goat.”
The obverse side bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her image is surrounded by the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” Two Dollars,” “2015,” and the initials “IRB” for the designer.
All of these coins were struck for the tiny nation of Niue by the New Zealand Mint, a privately owned mint operating in Auckland. The mint is considered one of the best in the world and produces commemorative and circulation currency for numerous South Pacific nations.
If you have questions about these coins, don’t hesitate to ask a Silver.com associate on the phone at 888-989-7223. For your convenience, we’re also available via our live web chat and email. If you are looking for similar coins, be sure to visit our New Zealand Silver Coins page.