The Lunar Year of the Horse is coming to an end, and the Perth Mint of Australia is welcoming the next animal in the Chinese Zodiac with the new Year of the Goat coin. Minted as part of the Lunar Series 2, the Perth Mint has created the 2015 2 oz Gold Australian Goat coin. Unlike the Silver Australian Goat coins from the Lunar 2 series, the gold coins have a unique image that will only be featured on the gold coins.
- Contains 2 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Minted at the Perth Mint in Australia.
- Carries a face value of $200 AUD.
- Features a unique 2015 goat lunar series design.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, the goat is the eighth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. The Year of the Goat represents those with birthdates in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. The last time a goat was featured on the Lunar Series of coins from the Perth Mint was in 2003. The image on the obverse side of the 2015 2 oz Gold Australian Goat coin is that of a lone, male goat standing on a ridge. A mountainous landscape is featured in the background, as the goat stands with his head raised in vigilance.
On the coin’s obverse side, Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is featured. The other distinguishing feature of the 2015 2 oz Gold Australian Goat coin is the Chinese character for the word goat featured in the background of the goat’s image.
The image of the goat is featured on the reverse side of the coin. The only stamps on this side of the coin are the mint mark for Perth Mint, a “P,” and the phrase “Year of the Goat.” Queen Elizabeth’s image is featured on the obverse side with the words “Elizabeth II, Australia” above her head and the weight, purity, and face value of the coin stamped below.
The Perth Mint was once part of a three-mint system developed in Australia by the Royal Mint of London when Great Britain controlled the continent. The Perth Mint was the third and final mint opened to process gold from Australia’s gold rush for use as bullion and coinage for the Royal Mint of London. Today the mint still produces a large amount of the country’s circulation currency as well as commemorative and bullion coins for investors and collectors.
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